Thoughts of the Present Moment

present-moment-photography-1I am here in the now and today will only last so long before it is gone forever. I welcome this day with open arms as I breath in the fresh air that surrounds me. I cannot dwell on the past for it is a faded memory of time gone by, nor can I make plans for the future for I know not what the future holds. All I have is this moment in this day.

I will go through the motions of my day with enthusiasm and appreciation that I can take part in it’s wonder. Today I will think good thoughts and be the love I would like to see in the world. My day will be a reflection of peace and harmony even in this crazy world I live in. I may be surrounded by negative thoughts and words I here from other’s who tussle through their own vessels of being with an understanding that their world is not mine. Mine is just fine.

Each of us has our times of great joy and also great suffering. It is usually during those times of great suffering where I find my greatest strengths. In the middle of both is a period of peace and calm where everything feels in perfect balance. I believe that life is made up of mostly this middle ground as our lives go by with occasional periods of joy and occasional periods of suffering.

It is the present moment and I have the choice to accept it for what it is or choose to create suffering within myself or in those who I encounter. I also have the choice of creating joy in other’s with a smile or kind word. My choices do more than effect the world around me, they effect the world within me.

It is only I who can control my own emotions and reactions to the stimulus I may encounter today. It is I who is control of my own feelings about myself and make decisions about how I will allow the actions of others effect these feelings. I am in the present moment and there is no better place in the world to live. Good morning World.
Blood Sugar- 91, Weight- 191.3

Bowflex- ABS
Situps- 100 lbs.- 15, 15, 15

Today is the first day I am doing abdominal work and I am keeping it within the limitations of just 100 pounds and 3 sets of 15 reps. It is a waking period for this set of muscles and I will keep simple, slow and concentrated.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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9 Responses to Thoughts of the Present Moment

  1. facetfully says:

    💜 this! Your day will be great!

  2. Beautiful. Your writing is like poetry. I am drawn into the present moment, simply by your words. Thank you for the shift. Have a magical day! ✨

  3. Love these posts…makes me think back to a year or so ago picking rosehips and just enjoying the moment. We had a family bereavement shortly after so I do tend to grasp the simple things when I can. Today it was seeing a heron close up before he got scared and took off. Enjoy every moment…

  4. really nice. balanced, aware, kind, active but not reactionary. great stuff, thanks!

  5. New Journey says:

    Here, Here!!!! great post…..kat

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