Beauty Surrounds Me
In the small
In the quiet
In the large
In the loud
God ordained mysteries
Love and loss
Tragic and Triumphant
God’s beauty surrounds me in all and everything.
I must take the time to stop and enjoy this life I have been given by the Creator.
Don’t waste this life.
P. J. Di Benedetto
Are you living now?
Or living in the future?
Or living in the past?
You can’t really LIVE if you are living in the past or in the future.
All we are guaranteed is today. Today is the only time God has given us. We have no ties to the past because we can’t change anything that has happened or anything that has been said. We can apologize and try to make amends, but in reality we can only live for today. Our past has no power to control us or our lives unless we give the past the power. Our lives are more than our past and more than our future.
God has placed a special plan and purpose into each of our lives, yet often we focus so much on “finding” that purpose, we forget to live in the present moment.
Moments where memories are lost. Moments where we often forget to appreciate what we have and where we are in our lives. Maybe we aren’t exactly where we wish we were at this point in our lives, but by always focusing on the “greener” pastures, we forget that we have so much to be thankful for.
It is time to live for me. After living a life so focused on my anxiety, fear and agoraphobia for over 15 years, I have decided that life is to be enjoyed. In the process of “finding” myself after being hidden for so long, I have realized that special moments are in every aspect of my life if I will take the time to look. In the small things such as a wet kiss on the nose from my dog, Penny to huge moments of having a big hug from my son Chance. Each moment means the world to me because for so long, I lived in a bubble of fear and anxiety. I didn’t take time to enjoy those special moments. Life just was plain overwhelming…
But today, I am in a better place, free from Fear. How about you? What are you doing to LIVE NOW?
Take the time to focus on the small and big moments. God gives us each day to live. Remember HE loved us and gave His only son to die for our sins. He wants you and I to really LIVE.