“Right now” is what we have….
if we want to be happy, then now IS the time …
I try to remind myself….
perhaps, try to notice…
what we do have…
what we can do…
what we do value…
those and what we hold dear…
if not now, then when???
Right now is what we have…. the time to be happy is now….if not now, then when???
I try to ask myself these questions….when?…..
once this problem is taken care of?
once that project is done?
“tempus fugit”….time flies……..
we don’t know how much time we have…
A timely reminder for myself…and any others who might benefit….
May we learn to live in this moment and value what we do have in this moment….
This moment is precious, as long as we bring our positive awareness to it…
May we all flourish and be happy…..
Previous post: Happiness….if not now, then when? , May 29, lots and lots of good links to other helpful sites in that post
Link to a really helpful article/post that I just found… by Polly Campbell, Imperfect Spirituality, “How to set an intention”
Disclosure: this post was inspired by…. 🙄 decorating the Christmas tree this morning 🙄 …my husband and I have very different ways of approaching putting the lights on the tree….and it seems that I have some fixed ideas about how it “should/could” be done…wouldn’t it be sad to miss out on the happiness of decorating a Christmas tree over my reaction to differing styles of putting on lights??? (ps…we’re been together 35 years and really have very few conflicts…perhaps, time for me to let go of this position, and appreciate that we have a tree, we have lights and decorations, we have a home, we have and enjoy each other…we have soooo much…..and so…this post as a reminder to myself…. 🙄 and a sincere apology to him for, at times, being feisty and somewhat impatient )
Further explanation: All of the “pages” that I make….I make them, not because I’m “good” at what they say, but usually the opposite…..whatever each page is about….it’s an area of repeated challenge/difficulty that continues to crop up in how I think/feel/do things… until I finally get to the point of “throwing up my hands” ….and then bringing those hands down and putting my fingers on the keyboard… and creating a page to try to support myself in shifting…so please don’t think that I’m saying that I’m particularly “good” at this stuff… or that I’m advising others….I’m right in there…. trying to learn and practice these ideas in my everyday life.