Stay In the Moment

Stay in the Moment

As a writer, I am constantly looking for story ideas. Not the next big story, but the story behind the story. My mind is always on. I am also a mother and a wife with a thousand things to do every day—all day. Sometimes I find that I am physically present, but not mentally. The recent death of my mother had a profound effect on me. Losing her—again— changed my perspective.
Life allowed our relationship to be reconciled, but it did not afford us time. Instead, what we had were a few precious moments. Moments etched in my memory and heart for eternity. Moments that will find its way upon a page…someday.


Moments are lost when our minds drift in the present. Once gone, so is an opportunity. An opportunity to spend time with your children, husband, and friends. An opportunity to enjoy life and people. Our minds drift to our to-do list or other pressing things. Truth is, everything in life demands our attention. The challenge is to stay in the moment you’re in.

What does that mean?
Simple. Stop thinking. Stop the mental chaos. Live the moment you are in. Make time for the mental organization, but live the moment you are in. Enjoy the car ride with your crazy kids-even the annoying ones. If you have a fourteen-year-old son, I know you know can relate. Listen to the endless chatter of your teenage daughter. Remember what it was like to listen to your husband wow you with his intellect? Okay, not really. But, I bet he did something in the beginning that mesmerized you. Rediscover him. Your life—whatever it may look like—is yours. You only get one shot. Don’t miss it!

WE are not promised tomorrow.

Today treasure the moments God gives you.

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Just Turn The Page: Stay In the Moment

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stay In the Moment

Stay in the Moment

As a writer, I am constantly looking for story ideas. Not the next big story, but the story behind the story. My mind is always on. I am also a mother and a wife with a thousand things to do every day—all day. Sometimes I find that I am physically present, but not mentally. The recent death of my mother had a profound effect on me. Losing her—again— changed my perspective.
Life allowed our relationship to be reconciled, but it did not afford us time. Instead, what we had were a few precious moments. Moments etched in my memory and heart for eternity. Moments that will find its way upon a page…someday.


Moments are lost when our minds drift in the present. Once gone, so is an opportunity. An opportunity to spend time with your children, husband, and friends. An opportunity to enjoy life and people. Our minds drift to our to-do list or other pressing things. Truth is, everything in life demands our attention. The challenge is to stay in the moment you’re in.

What does that mean?
Simple. Stop thinking. Stop the mental chaos. Live the moment you are in. Make time for the mental organization, but live the moment you are in. Enjoy the car ride with your crazy kids-even the annoying ones. If you have a fourteen-year-old son, I know you know can relate. Listen to the endless chatter of your teenage daughter. Remember what it was like to listen to your husband wow you with his intellect? Okay, not really. But, I bet he did something in the beginning that mesmerized you. Rediscover him. Your life—whatever it may look like—is yours. You only get one shot. Don’t miss it!

WE are not promised tomorrow.

Today treasure the moments God gives you.

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