posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 10:27 AM
Something that I've learned (now take note that at the ripe age of twenty one, I have no acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge just quite
yet, I am honestly still just beginning) throughout life so far is that you have to take some things in the moment to be happy. Now, there are plenty
of things in life that you HAVE to think ahead for but there are also moments that you do have to live in the moment to fully experience them and
treasure them later on. Such moments like spending time with a loved one, playing with your kids, or just doing things with a significant other.
Visiting a grandmother or parent? Think about that single moment and become a deep part of the experience and try not to think of other things that
are coming because sometimes, those will be out of your control anyway.
Playing a game with your kids or even just watching television with them or reading to them? Live in that moment. Enjoy it fully and try not to think
of anything else. Let yourself feel and indulge in this. They won't be kids forever, you know. Before you know it, they'll be graduating from high
school, graduating from college, or getting married. Treasure their childhood and be a big part of the fun.
Spending time with a significant other even if it's just taking a stroll? Live within that moment and give yourself to them emotionally totally.
Sure, things MAY happen to make that go away in the future. You MAY lose them, but why worry about it now? For that moment, it's just the two of you
and you're enjoying a beautiful day and each other's company.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is sure, worry a bit about the future and how things COULD happen, but also try your best to not miss the forest
for the trees. Living life in the moment sometimes and just taking it for what it is without concern is what you need to do to have a meaningful time.
Trust me, you'll be a lot happier this way and things will have been just that more important in the end. And if things go wrong? Well, you still
have that wealth of memories to keep you going and to help you move through life under any circumstances.