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Savor the Now!
7/3/2012 11:02:59 AM

It is time we stop living in the past and the near or distant future and begin to savor The Now, the moments at hand.


Too often we live on the outside or outer edges of our lives
because 'we are never where we are'. You read correctly. Always moving ahead mentally, we rarely stop to enjoy the now, or what is happening this moment(physically,mentally, or any other way)with us or our loved ones.
Savoring the moment will allow each of us to get more out of life,and it will, or should, remind us of just how important the present is; it is all we have after all, and because this is so, it is time we stop living in the past and the near or distant future and begin to savor The Now, the moments at hand.

Appreciating and savoring the moment takes practice, time,and a conscious effort to live here, now. Many times,you,like I, are going to forget and return to thinking about and doing multiple tasks, but don't worry; just return to now, the present as soon as you realize you have left.


Can you imagine how much more rewarding and fulfilling you, and your life will be when you cast aside everything but what you are presently doing? The depth and quality of work and play will improve significantly.
It is said that it takes 28-30 days to develop a habit; wouldn't savoring the now be a worthwhile habit to develop?
Life is so very short,and it is up to each one of us to get as much life out of each day as possible; savoring the moment, the now, will help each of us to live a fuller more enriched life because the focus is always on what is being done,not what was done or what needs to be done. Will you seriously consider savoring the now,the moment?


What To Do Next?

1.Decide to and make a conscious effort to live in the moment,the now;
2.Return as soon as possible to the moment when you find yourself drifting,as you will in the beginning;
3.Encourage loved ones to live in the now also;
4.Help each other by holding each other accountable.
5.Note the changes you notice;
6.Grow and shine!



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