I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to sit down and write. Well, that’s not really true because as humans we tend to make time for things that we actually want to do. I guess I was just hoping that some miraculous words would come to mind and I would throw them on paper and boom, a blog post would be born. That’s not how it works, Ever! Usually I sit down and just start writing and the subject kind of pops up on its own but it doesn’t mean that I don’t have to sit and focus and actually write. Let’s face it, it’s not going to write itself.
The truth is that I have been busy. My puppy of 5 months old had been very sick last week and I was up for three nights in a row with him as he threw up constantly. Between Vet visits and taking care of him, I was busy. But at the same time, he was very tired and so he would nap during the day and it was at those times that I could have sat down to write but I just didn’t feel like it. There it is; I just didn’t feel like it truth be told.
Today, I had an ache in my heart to just sit and write something. I was never that person who liked to write. I hated English class and I didn’t feel like I was very good at it.
In the last 8 years or so I have been on a journey of growth, both spiritually and emotionally. Throughout this time I have realized that I do have things to share with others. I may not have the talent of showering flowery words around but I have important things to say, lessons that I’ve learned on a daily basis. I have finally realized that my life and my journey deserve to be shared if there is any value in the things I’ve learned along the way.
Sometimes things don’t have to be profound in order to be valuable. I find that in each day as I clean the house or walk the dog, I can stumble upon some pretty good stuff to talk about and share. For instance, last week was vacation week for my little family which consists of my boyfriend and his daughter and I. My boyfriend only gets one week vacation a year so we try to make it count. We don’t have the means to go on lavish vacations but still we make the most of what we can do.
We live by the bay so we got up early and went fishing and crabbing on two occasions. You might think that waking up at 5 am on a vacation is not much fun but what we get for our efforts is the gift of watching the sun rise, minute by minute, the smell of the sea water, the anticipation of what we will catch and the fun of watching the lunes diving under the water and wondering where they will surface again. When we finish for the morning, everything is quiet, there are no seagulls around but the minute you start to throw out your old bait into the water they all come flocking down from out of nowhere. It’s so cool because I just don’t know where they were watching from but they don’t miss a trick.
One morning we went to the beach, early again because we are our best in the morning, open, free and fresh with energy to take in the joys of the day. We took out the boogie boards and swam in the fresh and clean ocean. The dolphins were frolicking in the foam and they never cease to bring us the joy of the freedom they are living. On occasion we like to pick up McDonald’s and take our food down to the dock of the bay and just sit and watch the boats and the people while we eat our breakfast. We ate take out most days of our vacation which is truly a vacation for me since I don’t have a very receptive family when it comes to trying new foods and our meals can become quite boring. One afternoon we went and got ice cream cones which is something we never do.
Despite the dog being sick for the last three days of our vacation we were able to enjoy the little things in life that matter most. Just being together and doing simple things, we enjoyed each other’s company with the peace that we should feel in each day of our lives. So, why do we live in the moment for one week a year and not everyday of the year?
Life should be about substance. It should be experienced through its simplicity. True living gives us something so deep and pure but we only allow it for one week a year. It’s time to change the paradigm of this way of thinking. Balance is what we need. We all need money to survive and work is what we do to fulfill that necessity but if that’s all we do, what is it good for?
Freedom, peace, joy and caring for one another should be experiences we feel everyday. Life is just too short to only allow ourselves one week of something that is so innate in us. Our true calling is being set aside so we can pay the bills. What a sad state of affairs!
Please share with me how you find time to live in the moment of each day. I find great peace watching and hearing how others live life to the fullest even though they have to work like everyone else. It gives me such inspiration and I’m sure others would love to feel inspired also.