Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Enjoy the Present

"Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do."
~ Jean de la Bruyere

What a super quote this is! It is hard as an adult and parent not to get caught up in all of the "things" that need to get done! The list is endless and can truly get in the way of our inner child coming out enough, if at all. We not only have to get the daily tasks done, but we also have to plan for our family's future. In today's society it is so easy to find ourselves entangled in schedules and worries about finances now and in our future. It is exhausting and rather draining.

To be a child is to live for the moment. That is why they dart out the door in the morning to chase a butterfly and we look at our watches and tell them it is time to go. Even if we wanted to be more free and chase butterflies as they come, we still have to get them to school on time, get to work, and anywhere we are expected at a particular time. So I guess we have to try our best to have enough "time" in our days to simply be able to live for the moment, without thinking about the past or the future. To simply be.Don't forget to scroll down and enter my mommy's Home Safe Home giveaway!

29 comments:

  1. I was just thinking about something like this the other day. Not having my kids with me now has gotten me to think about the times when I was "too busy" to play with them or that there was never "any time" to go to the park or play in the dirt. Excuses are never good enough.

    I believe in 'living' in the moment and I think that should be my new motto. :)

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  2. This is a great perspective to have. I'm on the opposite side though. I need to look to the future more and see what choices I'm making today are going to affect my future and my kids future. I can be in the "moment" a bit too much sometimes. I'm not good at balance!!

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    ~Mimi

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  3. Everyone should see the world through a child's eyes more often! I love that quote and these pictures are darling. :)

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  4. I wish we could live like children...

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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!

    Alice @ Life With Vivian

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  6. One of my favorite days this year was when my let my 4th son skip school to go on a photography adventure where we took pictures from cows to buttercups to rabbits and chickens. Sometimes, you need to throw routine out the window in order to live. What a perfect post for my heart right now:) I need more days like that!- You've given me an idea - I'll update you later!

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  7. so fun!

    (makes me want to locate a tire swing immediately!)

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  8. Well said! Love all of lil chick's shots:) I could cuddle her right now:)

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  9. You always have the best quotes!
    It's so true too!
    I really do think to myself... slow down.
    Stop thinking, just stop.

    Those trampoline pictures are great.
    They really capture the point you are making.

    Take Care,
    KareyEllen
    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

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  10. such a good quote! sometimes my little one will be so grumpy and miserable before a nap and looks at me like he can't believe i'm going to make him take a nap instead of play with him and cuddle with him... i feel terrible when he's like that and want to just keep cuddling him... and yet i know it's best that he just get some sleep! then, he wakes up happy and smiling at me like i'm his favorite person in the world. makes me appreciate that he lives in the present! (especially on those days when i'm sure he's "mad" at me before the naptime!) does that make sense?! lol - just read back through that comment and i'm not so sure i was very clear. ha! :) anyway, i think you know what i mean... hopefully. ;) and yeah, so glad they live in the present and help us to as well!

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  11. It's a trick to learn to slow down and savor life, isn't it? But it's sooooo much better when we do!

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  12. Great advice. And as for peeing outside, for some reason, all little boys love to do it though little girls I know would never dream of it! It's that whole Y chromosome thing. Happy Wednesday!

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  13. I try to see through their eyes all the time. When they run inside telling me about all the spies outside as they carry sticks and wear my sunglasses, I laugh because if I try hard enough I can remember doing the same thing when I was little. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower!

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  14. Thank you for this MUCH needed reminder!!

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  15. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week. We left that same day for a trip to Quebec and just got back last night. I didn't check email or blogs or anything for a whole week! I'm following you back. :)

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  16. What a cutie!
    Following you back!
    terri
    http://tsue-thatswhatshesaid.blogspot.com
    @tsue1136

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  17. I love how kids can be so carefree...with no worries in the world!!!

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  18. Ahh to be a kid again. Thanks for the reminder to live in the present.

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  19. She's so cute!! Love that quote and great to stop and think about that! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you too!

    Life with the Lebedas

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog! Now I am your newest follower! :)

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  21. Hey hey! Just jumped over from my blog...thanks for stopping by!

    I really do love that quote. There has been so much "stuff" that has gone on in our family's life in the last 8 months, that it's easy to forget to enjoy the present. What a great reminder!

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  22. She's loving every second of that! A child's perfect summer!

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  23. this is such a great quote!! i wish we could maintain a lot of the same perspectives from childhood. Christmas for example used to be so magical when I was a kid. not that I don't still enjoy Christmas, but it doesn't have that same essence that it used to. I'm looking forward to seeing it all again through my daughter's eyes this year!!

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  24. yah i love the quote too. & sure makes sense.
    LOve the pics. Lil chick is a sweeety pie.

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  25. Love the trampoline pics! :) Great reminder to me today. Your followers are multiplying like crazy! Good job!

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  26. Hi I'm dropping in from ifellowship, nice to meet you... what sweet pictures! Blessings on your day!

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  27. Sweetness to accompany some wise words!

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  28. Very wise indeed!

    I wish we could live in the present more!

    I feel very lucky that as a sahm I get the opportunity too a lot more than some. It's hard even though I'm home with Rosemary all day to just breathe her in now as she is. I'm still constantly thinking to dinner time, to chore time, to nap time.

    Reminders like this are needed!

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