16 Apr Being In The Moment
Four friends recently set off for a girls weekend for food, wine, spa treatments and good old fashion chatting, catching up and to have some laughs. There is something quite positive about escaping the city and unwinding. Its the letting go, going to somewhere quiet, relaxing and a slower pace as opposed to our usual life. These four professional single women all found themselves in similar positions in life and it was at dinner where beautiful wine was had where one of the girls not only gave a toast but really made that moment count by saying “Cheers to lovely company, but not only the company but for being in this moment. This is an awesome moment.” The four girls cheered their wines and it was a statement that all girls reflected on. Life is about moments. Its not about the past, the future, your worries and what if this or that. It is the actual moment that you are in that counts. Being present. All that matters is that. It is that and only that which matters and we can control. It was a special moment. To be able to have supportive, loving and kind people by your side and to share some of life’s simple pleasures is a beautiful thing. Being in the moment allows you to be grateful for it more, to be happy with where you are at and feel blessed for all the things in your life. We all have challenges and things going on in our everyday life, but if you can have a moment or two through the day where you remember to be present and in the here and now then your level of appreciation, calmness, gratitude rises. It was a great toast to life as those four women clicked their wine glasses. For it didn’t matter in that moment all the concerns and up’s and downs with men, work etc. All that mattered was them, that moment, their happiness and their greatness. For no matter what happens in life, you can always toast to the moment with your friends. It is a practice we should do more of I say. A lot of us get caught up in the business of life that we miss the most important thing, living in the moment. Maybe if we did it more often we would be less worried, less stressed, less bothered by things we think matter but actually don’t. Be in the present as much as you can. Make it a priority and try. It did wonders for those four women.