Saturday, June 16, 2012

{coffee date: living in the moment}

Photo: Happy girl

If we had coffee today I would tell you…

I drove a lot today—way too much driving for a Friday. As I drove around, her and there, I listened to this song over and over again thinking I might get sick of it, but alas I fell in love with it.

Here take a listen and let me know what you think.

Doesn’t that song just make you want to forget everything, grab your husband, kids, head off to the beach and just soak up every minute with them???

Just in case you missed it here are the lyrics.

Living In The Moment

If this life is one act
Why do we lay all these traps
We put them right in our path
When we just wanna be free

I will not waste my days
Making up all kinds of ways
To worry about some things
That will not happen to me

So I just let go of what I know I don't know
And I know I'll only do this by
Living in the moment
Living our life
Easy and breezy
With peace in my mind
With peace in my heart
Peace in my soul
Wherever I'm going, I'm already home
Living in the moment

I'm letting myself off the hook for things I've done
I let my past go past
And now I'm having more fun
I'm letting go of the thoughts
That do not make me strong
And I believe this way can be the same for everyone
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And if I fall asleep
I know you'll be the one who'll always remind me
To live in the moment
To live my life
Easy and breezy
With peace in my mind
I got peace in my heart
Got peace in my soul
Wherever I'm going, I'm already home

I can't walk through life facing backwards
I have tried
I tried more than once to just make sure
And I was denied the future I'd been searching for
But I spun around and searched no more
By living in the moment
Living my life
Easy and breezy
With peace in my mind
I got peace in my heart
Got peace in my soul
Wherever I'm going, I'm already home

To be honest, I used to make fun of people who would spout diatribes of living in the moment and now I find myself one of them. I am not quite sure when my perception changed, but I believe it happened sometime around my 29th birthday. I was fearing the end of my twenties and I was feeling that I had not accomplished enough during my twenties and so I made of list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30…remember 30 before 30 list? I had grand plans for that list and you know what, while I was in the midst of working on it, I was put on bed rest and so my poor little list was never completed. And for awhile I beat myself up about it. But then I remember the reason I was put on bed rest—I was having baby—ironically one of the things on my list. And just remembering that fact brought me back to reality were I belonged.

Now I’m not saying to forget making plans and to forgo planning for your future…no, not all. Believe me, I still plan things…if I’m anything, I’m a big believer in planning; however what I’m saying here is to not let your reality or everyday life be based on your plans. After all you know what they say about best laid plans?

I just want to encourage you to embrace every day and to just live. Soak up the sun. Forget the dishes for awhile and go outside and play with your kids—the dishes will still be there when you’re done playing, I promise.

When my little Princess was born, I just wanted to sit and soak up her wonderfulness. And the more I sat there and drank her in the more the more I realized how big my little Einstein had gotten and it made me a little sad. You don’t know how much I wish I could keep them little for just a wee bit longer. But alas, that is not possible. And like I said yesterday, time seems to fly by at double the speed at which it did before.

 I encourage you to embrace the moment, because you don’t know when and if it will come around again. So, stop and just live in the momen--see where it takes you. 


1 comment:

  1. Hi Monique, I'm just now getting around to reading last week's coffee dates and meeting some new writers...I just read through your post and 1) I am so in love with Jason Mraz's current album, every song speaks to me and 2) just the other day wrote a blog on that feeling of making the most of it all day by day - it's nice to know that I'm not the only one with these 30-something ponderings. :)

    It's nice to meet you...Lauren


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