Be In The Moment

Sunday, 13 May 2007

How many times have you heard someone say that they're going to miss something because it's so enjoyable, or prattle on about future plans--so much so that they seem to be too preoccupied to notice how good things are for them there and then? Shamefully, I have been both of these to varying degrees and you've already read into this trait in numerous posts of mine.

Han made a good point when he said that we really should be living in the moment, always. Yes, of course we can plan as best as we can for some things, but our heads shouldn't be so engrossed in the future till we forget that we need to live--no, thrive--today. Why suffer for years to scrape up enough cash to buy a fancy car, when you know that by that time you'll already be an old prune? Is it really that terrible to look after an elderly member of the family who still loves you demonstrably?

So as I get ready to go back to work tomorrow, I remind myself we are where God places us for a very good reason. We were created to lead meaningful lives and He gave us the mental capacity to make the best out of every situation, instead of wallowing in Fear.

Our situation is such that we need the money. So I will work, and I will do my work well--for ultimately it's God whom I answer to, and there's no boss in the world who's more gracious, nor more satisfying, to serve. He knows I'm imperfect. But each stumble is a chance to brush off the dirt and stand up again, stronger. With His help and whispered wisdom I will be a good mother as well. Han and I may miss out on some aspects of Brandon's growing up since we won't get to spend as much time with him as we have in the past 2 months, but it's not stopping us from giving our all in whichever environment we happen to be at each point in time. Compromise isn't always a less-than-desirable outcome.

Brandon's calling for some company. And working world, here I come!

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