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Monday, December 29, 2014

One Word

Hello there!  I am still at home, visiting my family for two more days.  The kids and I have been taking pictures and I am hoping to share with you once we return.  I have two long plane rides and a four hour layover in Miami on New Year's Eve to occupy myself with.

While I have begun to think about packing, I am already thinking about next year.  I am joining a great linky at Primary Powers that is helping me with this.  It requires a one word resolution.
I have to be totally honest with you, I do not believe in resolutions. at. all.  But I do believe in changes one can make to be and feel happier.
I thought about one word that will help my soul smile.  I broke the one word rule but I know you will understand.  #couldnothelpmyself

That is it.  It sounds so simple but  I know I lack the ability to be present many times.  

I want to work on the ability to enjoy the one thing I am doing: 
- Being with my kids  or my husband while they are trying to talk to me and I am busy doing something else that is not as important as they are.  
- Enjoying a simple image that brings me joy: a child reading and smiling while they read a book.
- Reading a book and submerge myself in it without thinking about anything else. 
- Taking a deep breath.
- Loving what I do without thinking about how it could have been better.

It all comes down to enjoying whatever I am doing at its fullest.  One can never know if we'll have that opportunity again.  

What about you?  How do you feel present at all times?  I need your help :)


  1. Tania, you are so right! It sounds simple, but it is a great skill to work for. I can't say I am there yet. I have phases when I am right where I need to be, and other times (when life stinks) that all I can do is look forward. I know that I need to be better at staying in the moment even if it is tough or uncomfortable... it's important to work through it. I can't say I have any tips, but if you come up with something, let me know!!!

  2. So true, Tania! I feel like I'm often on my phone or thinking of so many other things when I should be focusing on the task at hand! Thanks for the reminder!!

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  3. Great idea! It is so hard not to be concerned about the future and the past. Good luck!On the Go Teacher Mama