Source: moonshineandwool.tumblr.com via Shannan on Pinterest
So, one thing that makes me happy is Pinterest! I LOVE Pinterest!!!! For those who don’t know, Pinterest is like a digital corkboard, where you can “pin” photos, quotes, cartoons, almost anything. I “pin” a lot. A LOT! Sometimes, I forget what I have pinned and when I see it again, I will repin it. I did that with the quote above.
I pinned it twice, on the same board, and two different days. Why? Because it is something that I have done for years! When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teenager. When I was thirteen, I wanted to be sixteen! When I was single, I couldn’t wait to be married! And I have now realized that I have wasted a lot of my life, wishing, hoping, praying for the next thing, thinking that that will be better than what I am experiencing at that time.
And it is just not true. It is true that every experience has brought a new joy, however, for me, this is a chronic problem that has robbed me of so many joys and experiences. And it is very sad when I think of all the things that I have missed experiencing to the fullest measure.
So, I am trying not to do that anymore (as much). And it might be something that I will always struggle with, but I am going to make a conscience decision each day (that I can remember) to “enjoy the now.” How are you going to “enjoy the now”? Leave a comment below. After all, it is the only time that any of us are guaranteed.
Oh! You can check out my Pinterest boards (I have several different “boards” on a variety of subjects) by clicking here.
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