“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard
It’s so easy to get caught up in life’s busy-ness, isn’t it? We get ready in the morning because we need to head to work. We head home at night so we can be with loved ones, or get to the concert/ballgame/little Brittany’s oboe recital. Perhaps we dive toward the short-lived weekend in a blur of missed moments.
See, the destinations aren’t the only things that make up our lives. When you’re getting ready in the morning, your life is happening, right then. When you drink your coffee, when you kiss your significant other good-bye, when you drive on the Interstate…these, too, are the moments that make up your life. When you breathe, and start paying attention, you find there are lots of them.
How often do you sacrifice being mindful in this perfect present moment? Do you ever feel that life is racing by too fast? Now you know why.