This video really resonated with me….
I think I can appreciate this message now because I’m older.
A new year, a new beginning, a new chapter … and a time to reflect on the past. Which I don’t do, ever.
I’m a future sort of gal. I tend to only look to the future, plan for upcoming events, always thinking of what is to come. And because I tend to do that, I tend to forget to appreciate the now.
Though I feel like I’m better than I used to be.
I think Kevin is focused on the NOW. He’s always working on projects and doing things that need attention NOW. But he’s so busy living in the now that I don’t think he takes the time to appreciate the now. I’m working on coaching him to slow down, take it easy, appreciate the moments. His tasks? Will still be there whether he takes ten minutes or an entire afternoon to just STOP and appreciate the fact that he stopped and paid attention to the now.
I could be busier, sure. But I don’t want to be busier. I like having my quiet, solitude moments. I like parking my butt on my couch and reading books, or putting in earbuds and watching YouTube videos. I appreciate the moments perhaps TOO much.
But time doesn’t seem to be moving as quickly since I’ve been less busy, less productive.
I just wish I could slow time down a bit more so I can appreciate the moments even more.
Time is precious. It’s important to make the most of this precious time. But it’s also important to appreciate the previous moments as well.
It’s all about balance. And finding that balance is perhaps the most challenging part of living life.