be where you are

by Joanna on May 19, 2015

I’ve written before about being where you are. About the power of being in the moment that you’re in.

It hit me recently that this applies to life too.

We can get so caught up worrying about or looking forward to the next thing. The next phase. When will we get there? How will we get there? Why aren’t we there yet?

For me, this has shown up as when will I find my dream job? When will we get married? When will we have enough money to buy a house? Where should we buy said house? When will we have kids? And on and on and on.

But here’s the thing…life is good now. Without the future things, life is still good. And in all the seasons before now when I worried about the next thing, life was good. Filled with good people and good things and opportunities to learn and grow. Things that will prepare us for the next season and others that may not be available to us when we get there.

And in worrying about when we should have a baby and stressing about when we’ll be able to buy a house and where it should be when that time comes, we miss this season and all the good things in it.

They say “life is what happens when you’re busy planning.” So, be where you are. No matter the season, be where you are. Enjoy its goodness. Relish in the little things, and the big things, that are good right now. 

 

P.S. Later this week, I’ll share how we’re embracing this season.

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