Not to point fingers but the world today makes this so hard to remember. I feel like there's always a countdown running for the next big event or moment and I'm consistently looking forward to things to come instead of enjoying where I currently am. This doesn't only create personal stress but it is incredibly unfair to those we're interacting with as genuine encounters become rushed conversations of wondering when we'll move on.
I'd say a part of this goes back to my need to be early which makes me run around like a crazy person some days. I've been trying to remember these words more and more these days and even found myself thinking them when I made the mistake of grocery shopping at Walmart on a Sunday afternoon yesterday. That definitely wasn't the easiest but when I took the time to not care about all of the inconsiderate people leaving their carts all over the store I found some great things: Chobani pumpkin which I've been hunting for all season, Natural Bliss' new hazelnut flavored creamer, and Hardywood Pumpkin. Super score!
As you get into this week I dare you to adopt this mantra and try to think of it often. You'll be surprised with yourself when you remember to live in the moment and take in scenery you didn't even know was there.
Cheers to a new week!