drink up this present


I've heard stories about people who have suffered injuries which cause their brain capacity to become limited to the now. In other words, “I can't remember when my birthday is, or where we went on vacation, or what last year was like, or that song-- but I've got you, right now. This sun on my face, right now. Coffee and that bird singing outside the window, right now.”

...Scary. Odd. But yet... immensely liberating.

Our brains forget to live in the moment. And when we're forced to, somehow, it's like we get snatched up in a stupor of reverie, because we're so unused to just... fully tasting and savoring and slowly chewing the now. The present.

Take a deep breath of that gift-- sink it down deep into your lungs. This river, this ever changing flow of entirety is a beautiful, beautiful gift.


Eat the cake. Take that walk in the quiet morning. Do that thing, whatever it is, that you've been wanting to do for a long time. Hug someone. Listen. Drink up this present.  

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  1. yes, yes, yes.
    this was just the reminder i needed for my monday morning! thank you. ;)

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    1. I'm so blessed that it spoke to you, too, girl :)

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  2. i like this, yep! and what do you use to edit your photos?

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    1. Thank you, Jana! It depends on what mood I'm in, haha. But I like Pic Monkey, Pixlr, and google + photo editor. Sometimes I just play with the settings on my sister's camera and skip the editing too. It's good to change it up here and there. But those are some of my basic editing faves. (:

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  3. I really needed this today...in the midst of all the stress of the past, but especially the future (exams! big projects! staff training! university!) and I need to remember to s l o w d o w n and just be. Thanks for this.

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    1. Gahhh, yesss... I know the feeling. Especially anticipating and worrying about the future. That can be a tough one. I'm glad this spoke to you too, though! <3

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  4. I totally agree! "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called *yesterday* and the other is called *tomorrow*, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live." -DL

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    1. Ohhh man...that quote is brilliant and what I needed. Thank you, Anne-Laure. <3

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  5. Wow is that an actual thing that people can have!? I'm not sure how I feel about it... I'll be the first to admit that I'm horrid at living in the present, I'm always daydreaming of things I want to happen or things that I miss. It's one of my New Year's resolutions to learn to simply be.
    x Erin
    http://louiseerin.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I think we all need to make that part of our new years resolutions...just being...not focusing on so many other things, relaxing and enjoying right now. I soo need to get a better hold of that.

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