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