Start Living Now!
No more trying to fast forward your life to graduations, your wedding, being married, having children, promotions, retirement or anything else. Take time to enjoy and be grateful for each second in-between major life events.
When I was a child, I could not wait for the next “big thing”. I wanted to rush to start Kindergarten, middle school and high school, get my driver’s license, get a car, go to prom, graduate from high school, begin college, graduate from college, start my first professional job and buy my first home. Until recently, I was in a rush to begin dating my future husband, get married, have children and start my own business. I have literally spent my entire life looking ahead instead of embracing each moment of my life. I didn’t understand why me graduating college twice or buying my home was just not that big of a deal to me. I was confused by why my parents were so proud of my accomplishments because in my mind, I was not “great” or worthy of a congratulations until I had all of my tasks checked off of my life’s checklist. Realistically, by the time I check off all my life’s #goals, I could be well over 50. By that time I would have missed a considerable amount of chances to celebrate the blessings that God gave me.
It wasn’t until a few months ago that I actually thought about how many achievements I didn’t wholeheartedly celebrate, or how much time I spent waiting on my next big thing instead of living in each moment. I began to cry uncontrollably. How could I have let life pass me by without taking time to dance and live?
So I made a vow. I promised myself that I would enjoy all of life’s moments – the good, bad, insignificant and ugly. I challenge you to stop waiting and start living as well. When you are older and much wiser, you will thank God that you did!
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6
-Live Life and God Bless