Life is filled with all of these moments that we are supposed to enjoy and hold on to. However, I’ve been so stuck in this place of shame, guilt and worry that I’ve forgotten to enjoy the moments that life brings us. I’ve lost who I am and what I want out of life. I’ve been searching for me, for a while now. Going through life feeling like I’m underwater, not able to see or hear clearly but I’m there surrounded, feeling enclosed.
As I sat in a hotel room on a hot day in Palm Springs, I looked out the window at this large mountain that laid there, reaching toward the sky and I began to talk with God. First, the conversation was about the beauty that laid before me and how grateful I was to be in that moment. As I spoke, my conversation began to change. I asked “Who am I?” and “Why Am I here?” Two questions that we all have asked ourselves. It was quiet and waited for an answer.
During the silence, I realized that I’ve been so caught up in my own feelings that I’ve missed some amazing moments. I was missing the current moment of being in Palm Springs for the first time and wearing a dress that I loved and was completely out of my comfort zone.
Sometimes we focus on the big questions instead of enjoying the small wins. How can we remind ourselves daily to live in the moment and enjoy the now? It’s not easy, so I make it a point to either write down a thought on a post-it and place it on my computer. Or I will screenshot something that encouraging and make it my background. Simple ways to keep me present and enjoy the moment!
How do you remind yourself to stay present and focus on the joys of today?