Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Words of Wisdom Wednesdays


I sometimes think/say, I just wish I could fast forward life to be [insert number of years] from now. Then I would have [insert money/children/success/stability/etc].

In my continuous journey to be more mindful and purposeful, I remind myself of Adam Sandler’s movie “Click.”

“You are fast forwarding your life so fast, I am just waiting for you to arrive,” says an angel.

In the grand scheme of things, I don’t miss out on the little moments of watching my cat fall off the bed, locking my car keys in my car in my own garage, talking on the phone to an upset friend, solving a problem at work, figuring out a Starbucks coffee sleeve will keep my (then) 4 month old niece busy for long periods of time, the ONE time Dashing delivered me a bouquet of flowers for my birthday, or dreaming of how to decorate a future nursery (in distant future). If I had Sandler’s universal remote and fast forwarded through the tough years of Dashing’s residency, I would have missed all of the things above and more.

Remember to live your life as it is now. If you’re here, be here. Success/family/money/or whatever it is will mean nothing if you didn’t make sacrifices and work hard to get there. It’s the journey, not the destination that is important.

8 comments :

Everyday Adventures said...

So true! Thank you for the reminder with your wisdom today! It is definitly hard to remember to step back and live in the moment and appreciate all that you have now!

Kristin said...

I always try to remember this message. It's easy to get caught up in the future. Just think, at one point in time, you wanted to be exactly where you are right now. :)

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Such true words and I love your reference to click. I have to remind myself every day to slow down and live in the moment (even the bad ones.) To quote someone very close to me "If you want to feel the sunshine, you must first walk through the rain."
Thanks for the wisdom :)

Bon Bon said...

definite words of wisdom:-) I'm learning to live now, where I'm called to be. It's kind of an exciting place! xoxo

Love Lace said...

I have been dealing with this a lot lately. Thanks for the reminder to live in the moment because before you know it, it will be gone.

Stephanie Leann said...

So true! By nature i'm a planner, so I try to have something to look forward to often. Which also means I'm always looking ahead. Sometimes I need a reminder to slooow down. Thanks for that, Sara! :)

Kristin said...

Thanks for the excellent food for thought...Appreciating the now is so important!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Love this...it's so hard to remember when you are going through something hard, but truly, it's the little things in life that make up everything we love (c: A great reminder to enjoy the ride!

 

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