Most of my action items this month so far have focused on patience in the short term — watching my temper and not getting exasperated, for example. But there’s also a longer form of patience. The patience that says some day.
Like pretty much everyone (especially women), I am always thinking about the future. I find myself endlessly day dreaming about times other than now, waiting for whatever life might bring my way. While I am actually fairly content with my life as it is, I wish I could focus on it more — love my life for what it is right now, and love my future life later, when it’s my actual life.
I know the concept of keeping a gratitude journal will come during my month of Gratitude, but I’ve been jotting down some of the things I love about right now. Things that truly make me happy and thankful that I am living this life, right here, right now. These are things that may not exist down the road, so I want to recognize and celebrate them now, instead of being so impatient for the future.
Traveling to visit friends
Improving my sewing skills
New nephew snuggles
Kayaking along the river
Relaxing evenings with my aunt
A short break from karate
A blessedly cool summer
Zipping around in the Little Blue Pig
Having the space to be creative
Free time to watch The Lord of the Rings series with Ryan
Lunches with my dad
Stacks of new fabric
A freezer full of home-cooked meals
The endorphin rush of finishing a triathlon
Meeting new friends
Lazy Sunday afternoons
What do you love about today? Right now? Right here? Right where you are?