Another trip into Business Land has come and gone. At first, I grumbled about needing to travel for work over the holiday weekend.
Then, I realized that my feet were in California, my flight home wasn’t until noon on Saturday, and I could wake up early and enjoy the beach!
So often, we think about where we’re going (or where we want to go) in life instead of where we are at this very moment . About 10 minutes before taking this picture I was packing my suitcase and dreading the plane ride home. Then it struck me. I was near the beach and had two hours to live in the moment of NOW.
Had I kept looking into the future instead of the NOW, this is what I would have missed…
Crashing waves (whoosh) sea gulls (whaaaak, whaaaak, whaaaak), the whisper of a cool breeze off the Pacific Ocean (shhhhhhhhhhh), and people having fun (hahahaha).
Can you hear it?
Life unfolds before us in the present…right in front of our own two feet. Too often, we let the present slip away…unnoticed…unseized…and wasted away while we’re worrying about the future. When we’re away from our family, we long to be with them. When we’re with the ones we love, sometimes we can’t wait to get away. At work, we think about going on vacation. On vacation, we think about the work that’s piling up on our desks.
Life is more enjoyable when your body and your mind are in the same place.
I’m going to take my own advice and enjoy the NOW, back home in Pittsburgh, with the minutes of the July 4th weekend ticking away.
Where are your feet today?