five minute friday: Here.

In this world of e-everything and connectivity and being plugged in, there’s a counter-cultural movement to simply live, to simply be, to plant your feet firmly in the here and now. And oh, just the mere mention of it is sweet relief for this burdened soul.

Here and now? It’s a gift. And to live in it well is to say thank you for here.

Here is what we do in lieu of pulling out our hair.

Here is to forgo multi-tasking in favor of one thing, done well, at a time. Here is forgiveness for what I botched yesterday, forgiveness in advance for what I’m sure to botch later. Here is doing meaningful work, giving meaningful love right now.

Here is ignoring what might be, what could be, what might happen that’s wrong. Here is dreaming, dancing, living. Yesterday’s guilt threatens. Tomorrow’s possibility tempts. But here we are, right? Neither there, nor there, but here. 

I close my eyes and take a deep breath and remember what it means to be in the moment. Here, right here, is a gift. And for a gift, it’s so, so good to say thank you.

Linking up today with Five Minute Friday and Lisa Jo Baker.

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4 thoughts on “five minute friday: Here.

  1. “And oh, just the mere mention of it is sweet relief for this burdened soul.”

    Beautiful post, Sarah. I have spent much of the past month pondering the benefits of social media verses the times of quietness. While social media does have benefits, I had allowed myself to become too entangled. I’ve enjoyed a bit of simply “being” in the here and now.

    Blessings,
    joan

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