J and I have talked a lot lately about "being present" after a message we heard at our church. It really hit home for us and now like using "be present" as a catchphrase of sorts and a daily reminder of how we want to live our lives.
Too often it seems that many people, are either living in the past or the future. There is obviously nothing wrong with looking back on fun memories, or looking forward to things ahead, but you can't constantly live in that zone. I know too many people who are always just counting down until the next holiday, next day off work, next night out, etc etc. I'm guilty of this too, but I've become more aware of it! I don't want to wish the days away because I'm excited about a particular event. I want to enjoy EACH day. Make EACH day some type of celebration. Life WILL pass you by if you can't live in the moment.
This is hard for us bloggers ;) We love to tweet our every move, Instagram every meal we eat and sometimes feel like we have to take pictures on the weekends--- just to have a Monday morning post! I'm assuming I'm not the only one with a significant other who just doesn't want pictures of us shopping at Lowes sometimes (Yes, we lead an exciting life!)
Am I saying quit all these things?! Heck, no! I love social media as much as the next gal! But I've learned there is a time and a place. I want my husband to know I'm present, not just in the same room, glued to an outside world but really present- spending that quality time together.
So take pictures, blog, share, tweet! But also play in the rain, wear party hats, put flowers in your hair, host game nights, have real-time fun.
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