Present. When 2016 came, that was the word that came to mind. I want to live in the present, this year (and always.) Last year was a really difficult year for me- a year that I didn’t do so well with “living in the moment.” I was waiting for whatever I was going through to just be over, and it made me miss out on some precious moments. But here we are…a new year.
My prayer is that I will live for the present. Whether that means putting my phone down more, or not posting on social media as much, or being content with where I’m at. You see, I’m the kind of person who is always looking for the next. The next season….the next house…the next whatever it may be. I even buy my kids clothes for the next season way (way) ahead of time. Truth be told, I’ve always sort of been this way. I’ve found it’s not a very enjoyable way to live because there is so much to miss out on in the here and now.
“Each of us is given one day at a time to be faithful- that is this day.” sally clarkson
A different house, a new milestone, a different season will not satisfy. It will not make one any happier. Today is what I’ve been given! Today I will watch my kids as they play and not wish it away. I’ll be content in the moment, and not wish time away. It is simple, but that is my prayer for 2016. To be present.