A Work in Progess: Living in the Moment

A Work in Progess: Living in the Moment

I am trying to be “in the moment” but I am here (in the moment) to admit that I have a lot to learn. Often I am living in the future while preparing for my next court date or the report that is due for work. I am often pulled backwards when doing self discovery and trying to learn and grow as a person. This weekend I was able to be in the moment which was both refreshing and much needed.

We took our second annual trip to San Francisco for the Christmas season. I love that I now have the opportunity to create new family traditions. We took the girls to a historic hotel in the heart of Union Square and had a great weekend. We drank hot chocolate (the girls did anyway!), went ice skating and we explored the City by foot- during the day and at night.  We found a neat park, took pictures with angels on stilts (really!) and ate lunch at a French bistro located right at the Gates of China Town. French Bistro…China Town….I know…odd.

I was proud of myself because for much of the weekend, I was able to let the stress go and I lived “in the moment”.   I have precious memories of time with my daughters (and Glenn) etched into the memory bank which are priceless. On our way to San Francisco, I stumbled upon this quote which will be permanently etched into my mind as a constant reminder:

“If you are depressed then you’re living in the past.

If you are anxious then you’re living in the future.

If you are at peace then you’re living in the present.”

-Unknown

Cheers to being a work in progress…right this very moment!  xoxo Tina

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2 Responses

  1. I get both depressed and anxious so that is an excellent quote I will try to remember to live my life in the moment. Another simple quote I use to get in the moment is ‘Be here now’. Think about it and it will make sense.
    Thanks For the reminder Tina!

    Suzan xo