Feb 4, 2010

The "next thing"....It's never ending.

Life. Hectic? Yes. Stressful? Very much so right now. But Good? Always.

I've been thinking a lot lately. Recently I've fallen into the trap of living for the next thing. And by thing, I don't mean material thing. I mean I've been living in this place of, "I can't wait 'till she goes down for a nap." "I can't wait until the weekend." "I can't wait until this project is over." "I can't wait until we move." etc. etc.

I don't want to live like that. If I do, I will forever be waiting for the next thing. Never fully experiencing the now. I want to savor each moment and make a choice to enjoy each day, whatever it may bring. It is a choice you know. How we choose to look at and live each day. It's a choice we make, moment by moment. I want to choose gratitude, joy, satisfaction, contentment, happiness each moment over selfishness, complaints, disatisfaction, wants and negativity.

And so, I look to the Lord, for His Truth, His Words, His Strength. And I also am taking a few cues from this woman. I LOVE her blog. Such beautifully written insights that always ground me in Truth. If you are married, PLEASE read THIS and THIS. I'm starting a gratitude journal at the bottom of my blog. I started with getting back on track with healthy eating and exercise at the beginning of the year. But I'm committing to continue to tend to my own vinyard, physically and spiritually. Because I'll never do it if I wait until that "next thing" is over.

2 comments:

THE MORGAN'S said...

Sarah this is so true. Thanks for the insight and perspective. You really opened my eyes as well.

Life With My Boys..... said...

She is my MOST favorite blog lady. I leave her up all day sometimes to listen to the music and just grab random snippets of what she writes. LOVE HER.