Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. The force of character is cumulative. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
If ‘the voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks,’ then it is more genuine to be present today than to recount yesterdays. How would you describe today using only one sentence? Tell today’s sentence to one other person. Repeat each day.
(Author: Liz Danzico)
I have been working on being present. Somedays it's easy. Someday's, not so much. Moments rush by; a minute, then ten. Hours spent not really noticing. The smell of the rain. The taste of mango. The sound a dog makes when he's sleeping in the sun. The imperfect smile on the face of a child I do not know. Tears bubbling up, just below the surface.
These are the minutes that make up my day; pictures flashing on the digital photo frame, pieces that create the puzzle that I am building on the dining room table of life, if only I would notice.
One sentence to share, but mostly a reminder to myself.
As much as you can, pay attention...be in the moment.