Enjoy Where You Are
It's easy for my thoughts to be occupied by my future plans. I can be physically present with five people but mentally sorting the next hour to 30 days from now. I'm a planner, although Procrastination could legally be changed to my middle name, it makes no sense. I am always thinking ahead, all the time.
Yesterday I saw this mural in the middle of an outdoor mall area I've shopped at over a dozen times. I couldn't believe it when I saw this beautiful painting. Why hadn't I seen it before? Maybe in past visits, I was caught up in the next purchase or hopefully, I was occupied by laughter. I assume I was probably stuck focusing on the next errand I had to run and never took a moment to enjoy the outdoor walk around the beautiful shopping center.
It's sad; my minutes are often stolen by thoughts of non-existent, predicted scenarios. I don't want to live this way forever. I would rather fight this habit young, so I can find the enjoyment of the now. The truth is, I will never know what will happen in the next hour, so why am I letting my thoughts steal the excitement I could experience now?
Don't mistake this blog as a rebuttal against planning, take it as a reminder to appreciate the moments you are in. You've already checked the calendar for the fifth time today, it's time to be where you are and enjoy it.
Until next time...