Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Winters thought...........

 One of my favorite things to do in the winter is to take a night walk while it is snowing. So the other night when we were having a snow storm, I got my Sadie girl and went out for our nightly walk. Everything was covered in white.

There wasn't a sound to be heard except the sound of my boots crushing in the snow. As I was enjoying the quietness and beauty of it all I began thinking, this is life! This is the way life should be. Simple,peaceful and magical.
On that walk that night I decided that I need to start living more for the present then the past or the future. Quite often I find myself thinking of the past or thinking about what tomorrow or next week or even what next year will bring.

It's easy to relive our memories of the past, or to think of our futures, but why is it so hard to live in the very moment? So I have challenged myself to live in the now, the present and in the moment!!
I am going to try to enjoy each and every minute of my days and find the little wonders hidden in them.

For me I know this won't be an easy thing to do but I feel the need to do this.

My life has changed over the past year, for the better, but it has also become much more busier. I find myself struggling to find the balance that I once had in my life.
I believe by focusing on the now, I will once again find my balance.
Thank you for stopping by and reading about my winters thought. Throughout the winter I plan to have a thought or two to post.
 It will just be things that I have on my mind. Winter seems to be a time where many of us have a chance to slow down and ponder our thoughts.

Here are a few quotes I found  that are helping me on my journey to the present!! Hope you enjoy them.


Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present -- which seldom happens to us.


-- Jean de la Bruyère


Forever is composed of nows.


-- Emily Dickinson


Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it.


-- Leo Buscaglia

 
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.


-- Leo Buscaglia


Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.


-- Oprah Winfrey


The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty or judgmental about any other time, the better I feel about the quality of my work.


-- Wayne Dyer

To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy... is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.”

--Ralph Waldo Trine


Until the next time,

Heather

4 comments:

Amy said...

Thank you for this post!
I'm struggling with re-living my past mistakes and worrying excessively about our future right now.
I needed this today!
Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Wonderful post!
Living in the moment, oh yes, we all need to practice that!
Winter walks yes so peaceful, the air, the quietness, we all need to do more of that also!
enjoy the day>>you so made mine more peaceful thanks
Teresa

Tim and Patti said...

What a beautiful post. I so needed to read this today...thank you for sharing your Winter thoughts.
Hugs, Patti

Sheila said...

Wonderful thoughts that we should all heed-our lives would be so much better if we did. Thank you for reminding me to do this and for the beautiful quotes you shared.
I remember when I was much younger how my hub and I would take night walks in the snow, such fond memories.....
Blessings,
~Sheila