I was in the kitchen, preparing dinner with my husband while our grandson played in the living room. A recent bout of bronchitis and a sinus infection had dealt me a one-two punch, and I was feeling worn out and irritable.
As I cut up strawberries for a summer salad, my mind wandered to the stack of unwashed dishes in the sink, the toys scattered from one end of the house to the other, and the two large piles of dirty clothes on the laundry room floor. I looked over at Jerry as he brought the steaks in from the grill and set them on the stove. Grease spattered onto the cooktop, and I thought, "Great. More mess to clean up."
I started to say something along the lines of being more careful when a small voice whispered in my ear.
"Live in the moment," it said.
What in the world did that mean?
"Look around you. Look at what you have."
I did. And suddenly my whole attitude changed.
Yes, I'm sick right now, but I'm on the mend and I feel a little better than I did yesterday. Yes, the laundry and dishes need to be done, but my husband is helping me with dinner, and I didn't even have to ask! How great is that? Yes, the house is messy with toys, but after playing with my grandson earlier that morning, he said, "Nana, you're crazy fun!"
Life is good. Learn to live in the moment.
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