Living in the Moment

Again, I find myself reflecting on the seasons, as we move from late fall into the Thanksgiving season. I’m always surprised that, right after Halloween, the Christmas decorations are out in the stores, Christmas music is playing on the radio, and we are planning New Year’s Eve activities. This seems counterintuitive – hurrying through one season to get to the next.

Living in the moment comes to the forefront of my mind. I want to focus my time on preparing for this celebration of thanks at the end of this month. But, in that, be joyful in each day and all the preparation activities. I need to reflect on the time we will spend with our family and friends. As we begin to work on our Thanksgiving preparation, I am reminded that this is a time to recognize and accept differences, a time to be thankful that everyone is in your life, and that all we do each day serves a specific purpose that God has given us.

God gave us guidance on living in the moment, focusing on the gifts we have, and being thankful for all that is in our lives. I’m reminded of a quote from Tim Tebow, “I really try to enjoy life and have joy with what I do.”

Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.

Sarah Thompson

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