Saturday, September 8, 2018

Being present...

My wife and I just celebrated 25 years of marriage.  We took a nice trip down to Riviera Maya/Playa de Carmen, Mexico.  By the way...we felt safe and had no reason to be concerned about the cartel or whoever. (stop watching so much TV news!)

Back to my thought.  We were there for 5 days.  We had a fabulous time.  The best part of the trip, we were present for each other.  We didn't worry about the future and we didn't have any anxiety of past deeds.  I was aware of my own thoughts and feelings during this time, to recognize... I was being present and it all felt great.

We are home now and last night we had a school/church function, where our Scout Troop manned a hot dog booth.  While working with the scouts and serving the community, I became aware of my thoughts and feelings again... I was present.  No worries, no anxiety.

Become aware of your thoughts and your feelings.  If they are negative or your thinking about the past, thinking about the future... you are not being present.  When you are not being present, it is hard to enjoy the moment.  It's hard to think...I've been married for 25 years, where did that time go?  If we worry and think about things we cannot control... you are not being present and life and time will skip on by.

Enjoy the moments you have especially with your love ones... your memories and experiences are important.  Be Present during those important times.

Be Prepared!