One thing about Trump being our president: he’s led more people to live in the now than Eckhart Tolle.
From the threat of nuclear war to the fear of a long, drawn-out government shutdown, many of us are embracing gratitude for what we have in the moment and knowing at any minute things could change.
We here are enjoying things today we usually put off for “someday.”
The cats had treats before bed last night, courtesy of our friend Eripan.
I baked an oatmeal cake to enjoy for breakfast.
I am reading Wuthering Heights.
I encourage each of you to find a moment today to do something for no other reason than you want to.
What will you do today to enjoy the moment?
23 thoughts on “Living in the Now”
So true, about shock or suffering or things that snap us out of a false sense of reality can bring us to this moment and have gratitude for what is there. And yes to do what you want to do now, with my one caveat that it doesn’t hurt another. There’s a lot of living in the moment going on around these parts.
I am certain there is in Puerto Rico as well. ❤️
That is very true. I try to always live in the now.
Smarter than I am. I struggle to stay in the here and now.
i will finish my jigsaw puzzle while listening to music
Hot tea, soft blanket, 2 lazy cats, one snoring dog, good book, classical music, knowing how very lucky I am. Peace to all.
That’s heaven to me! I spent yesterday afternoon on the couch listening to the Metropolitan Opera broadcast. I don’t know much about opera but love listening each Saturday.
Well said and so appropo. Instead of doing housework yesterday, I sat and read The Education of Little Tree (which I highly recommend), with a cup of tea and a 50+ pound Aussie in my lap. It was a great day!
I don’t think I’ve read that. I’ll have to add it to my list!
One of the best books I’ve ever read. Author is Forrest Carter. You would really enjoy it. It’s about a five year old orphaned and adopted by his Cherokee grandparents in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the great depression. It is both sad (exposing the callousness and cruelty of politicians, government bureaucrats and religious leaders) but funny and heartwarming too. Definitely a must read!
These days, I am SOOOOO glad we are retired. I can’t imagine trying to cope with this world.
The older I get, the less tolerant I am of all this bullshit.
EAT…EAT COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF FOOD. THAT’S WHAT I WILL DO and yes, that is the reason for my yelling caps lol
Watching NFL semi final play off game; eating corn chips & visiting you Jenn!
Sherri-Ellen 🙂 & Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
Go to the green market, get in some good walking, watch football, and try to finish Before We Were Yours”
You, my friend, do know how to stay in the moment. That I have always admired about you.
We volunteered at the shelter. Which we do a lot, but still, it counts, right?
Of course! If it feels good, one would hope you do it quite often!
I’m packing for my move. When all of that’s over I’ll do something fun. I don’t know how you moved so many times in the recent past.
When you do it so often you kinda get a routine going. Maybe I should start a packing service. Hope your move goes smoothly.
That book taught me a lot.
I spent two hours catching up on blog posts rather than doing college work