In an effort to live in the moment, I am jumping on the InstaFriday band wagon with a bunch of other bloggers. It is a great way to remind myself that it is the little things that count each day. I sometimes get so focused on what is coming and what I should be doing that I forget about the now. I worry about how it’s going to turn out, who is going to talk to who and what will come of anything and everything that I lose site of the right now and do not enjoy the moment. I was reminded by several wise people of that this week (my husband credit for this). I think it comes from lack of control, but the reality is that you only have this very moment and nothing else is promised. So, why worry about every single moment that is to come. You will be there quick enough.
Of course, my first reaction when I was told to live in the moment and the here and now was HOW???? I don’t even know what that is. Or, do I? The moment seems so fleeting nowadays, but then I was reminded that it is all around us. It just means taking in what is before you…the smell, the sight and the sound. And, appreciating all of those things in that very moment.
So, here goes my appreciation of the moments over the last few days…
Starting at Target before the Black Friday crowds….wandering the aisles looking at the Christmas Decorations. I like these lighted branches…at first I thought they were kind of corny, but they have grown on me.
Then, a little daydreaming with a cookbook…so much possibility in one little book.
And, oh, my stubborn chocolate lab Cali. She is exploring the new backyard and continues to push the limits. She goes up on the banked portion of the yard and won’t come down. Each time you get close enough to help her down, she makes herself so heavy that you couldn’t possibly lift her. Life is always on her terms. Hmmm…interesting. Maybe I should consider that a bit.
I really forget how much I like baking until I set aside time for me to actually do it. And, the mess I make is half the fun.
My best recipes look like this….they are covered in drips and drops all over.
And, the finished pumpkin cheesecake…nummy!
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Have a great day! My goal is to continue to live in the moment….how do you live in the moment?