“The present moment is all you really have. The past is a memory. The future is a dream. Living in the present is the only way to truly be alive.”
Your time is now. Today. This hour. This very minute is when your life is happening! Why are you looking to the past for answers? That’s old news. Why are you looking to the future for direction? The future is always shifting.
Mama, look at your life in the present. The here and now. The only moment you are truly alive. And if this moment is not a good one, don’t you worry. Life is happening for you, not to you. These moments, good or bad, are here for a reason and will shape your future in ways you cannot possibly see right now. Life is full of seasons. Hard ones. Long ones. Beautiful ones. Passing ones. Fruitful ones. The beauty of it is the ever-changing of those seasons.
Are you wishing your present away? Maybe you are waiting for the perfect season to come along – where you will be rested, well-prepared, organized, healthy and in shape. Your kids will be clean, obedient, polite and happy. Your relationships will be healthy, satisfying and fulfilling. What exactly is it you are waiting to happen? The only way to the other side is through it. You have to face the hard stuff. Whatever it is that’s holding you back from living that life you’re waiting on, you just have to go through it!
We sit around and beat ourselves up all day long without even realizing it. Stop thinking you could do “this” if only you were “that.” I’ll say it once more. The ONLY way to get there is to go through it. If you’re unhappy with something YOU are the one who can change it. If you want something…stop wishing and go for it Mama! If you need help, ASK FOR IT! If you need support, ASK FOR IT. If you need community, GO GET IT. If you need more information, GO FIND IT.
Motherhood demands so much from us. Most of all, and most important of all, it demands our attention. What kind of life will we look back on if we spent all of our time taking care of our kids but forgot to enjoy them? These present moments are the ones that matter, Mama. Enjoy them. Cherish them. Have them!
You are so worthy.