In June I traveled quite a bit – Disneyland, DC, Reviewer’s Retreat, Type-A Parent, and Rio. I didn’t realize how much I had traveled until my body and mind began to experience that “I’ve traveled way too much” ache I typically get in the summers and at the end of the year. The funny thing is I have a heady amount of upcoming travel starting next week. I will have had a two week break in between, though, which has been and still is glorious.
One thing I have been trying to do more of when I am home is really appreciate being home instead of concentrating on where I am traveling to next. There are so many wise sayings that implore all of us to be in the moment, and while that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare for the future, we should also cherish now.
Ever since coming home from Rio I have really been embracing my “now” moments like the photo above when my girls and I walked around the block to pick up dinner on Friday, or when I go out in the morning and get coffee and feel summer on my face, or even now as I write this. I am not thinking about anything else except finishing this sentence.
Have you been able to really cherish the moment or is life simply moving too fast?
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”
― Maya Angelou