Tonight, my friend Allison and I were texting a bit, and I loved something she said:
"Be in the moment and appreciate it all."
Being in the moment means taking care to notice the small things in our lives each day. Here are some things that I noticed today:
*I noticed how nice it was to sleep in and get some much needed rest on my first day of spring break.
*I noticed how much joy I got in being able to read today for an extended period of time.
*I noticed today, sitting next to my husband at the wedding, how happy I was having him sit next to me.
*I noticed today that despite the cloudy and cool weather, it was so much nicer than our brutal winter weather, just a couple months ago.
*I noticed a few green patches of grass coming through the dormant layers in our backyard today.
*I noticed that my dog seemed happy to have us home; I know she can always tell when it's the weekend, and that she has more time with us.
I'm indeed happier being "in the moment," and I'm learning to appreciate what's in front of me. It's just fine to look forward in the future, but it's so important to appreciate the here and now.
Thanks, my dear friend, Allison, for that sage advice today.