In a house that mimics the disarray of my heart.
Among the carefully disguised and purposefully placed messes. I wouldn't want anyone to see them.
Surrounded with the sound of a little girl's feet stomping around as I search for the focus to write these sentences.
Being here - present in this moment - is what matters most. I can't dwell on a past I can not change. I can only do so much to impact the future. So the here & now is where I'll stay.
And, if you really think about it, the present is the most difficult and uncomfortable place to be. It is safe to dwell on yesterday because there is no risk. You know how this turns out. Tomorrow has not arrived yet and that makes it easier to lie to yourself about it and make it in your mind what you truly want it to be.
But the here and now is staring you in the face. The here and now is where the change of tomorrow happens (or not) and we are accountable for what we do with this gift of time.
I will never get this moment, this here and now, back again. So, I'll spend it focusing on how to make the next one better.
I will read that story book one more time. I will sing and dance with reckless abandon. I will love and give to others. I will trust and let go.
Here - in this moment - is where I will live.
We're linking up for 5 Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's place... won't you join us!