Friday, April 20, 2012

A Penny For Your Thoughts - Be Present

Simple Days. 

That is all I need.

These are pictures after church on Easter.

We spent the afternoon with Faith and Josh and took them to a new Boba place we discovered around the corner from Bill’s apartment.

We sat and talked and laughed about nothing in particular.  From the outside looking in, it was not a big deal kind of a day.  However, every day should be treated as though it matters, because it does.  And everyone should be treated that way as well. 

Sunshine and family.  What more could we ask for?  We are blessed beyond measure.  Don't take it for granted and treat people as though you will get to them tomorrow.

Everyone should take more afternoons like this. 
Put something off and relax. 
Every time it crosses your mind, push it away. 
It is important to just be present with people, and we were able to do that this day.  Soak up some time outside, it actually makes you feel better. 
Just be with others. 
Breathe in, breathe out. 
Sit still. 
Let your surroundings wash over you. 

I know I sound like a broken record, but I feel like everyone around me (including myself!) constantly needs the reminder to be present.

Put down your phone, turn off your tv, and engage in conversation.  Grow.  Learn.  Change.  Repeat.  You will grow closer to those around you and make your day to day more meaningful and by extension worthwhile. 

We all have things to get done, but when you are with those you love, try to focus on them.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you...

Let this rest over you and try it out this weekend!
Enjoy the sunshine friends :)

1 comment:

  1. Especially on Easter!! What a significant day to spend with family and enjoy being present!