June 27, 2014#

Life Is What Happens

What happened to yesterday?

In this day and age, we are constantly on the move. If we’re not physically moving, our minds are mentally moving across a computer, phone or TV screen. From awakening to the morning rays to turning the lights out on your bedside table, how often do you take a moment to stop and enjoy the moment you’re in?

At the end of a long day, the harsh reality will hit me that I’ve been non-stop since my feet hit the ground, and I’m mentally exhausted. How quickly the days pass when you don’t have a moment to contemplate all that’s going on around you. When these epiphanies hit me, I make it a point to appreciate all moments. When I’m sitting in traffic, instead of throwing curse words around in my head or constantly staring at the digital numbers, I glance outside and watch the tree beside me sway in the breeze. And then it hits me even harder, I have spent so many years in my car oblivious of the nature right outside my window.

These moments of traffic, of work, of rest, are all moments where we can take the time to take a deep breath and truly digest everything. Take a deep breath, really, it works. It helps to calm your nerves and center yourself.

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

John Lennon, your knowledge amazes me.

Let’s try and stop making plans, stop looking so far into the future that our eyes hurt. If you’re present, life will happen with you and you’ll never have to ask, what happened to yesterday?

-AW

 

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