Now. It is not what I focus on typically. I am often focused on the future. What needs to get done. What will I be able to do. Sometimes, I am focused on the past. Why did I do that? The mistakes that I have made. The memories of good times. But, I do not often focus on the now. Some may call it “being present”. I figure since so many people write and talk about it, it must be something most people struggle with in their lives. But, the now is important. And the now is particularly important at this time of year. After all, there are only a few days left in this year. And everyone wants to begin to make resolutions, to start looking forward to the next year, to making changes to correct all those mistakes and disappointments from this year. Some are looking forward to Christmas. But, what about this day?
Tonight, my DD and I went to see Polar Express at the mall with some friends of ours. It was fun. I barely looked at my phone. I watched my DD interact with her friends that, at this young age, she can not remember NOT having in her life. The benches were uncomfortable and the crowd was too loud to hear a lot of movie, but I was focused on that experience.
That’s it. Five minutes. Five thoughtful minutes. Join us, won’t you?