There Is True Power In The Presence
Do you ever just scroll through your social media apps and sometimes you stare at a picture for too long and you realize you are wishing you were experiencing that person's life?
For example, I follow a TON of bloggers and sometimes I find myself wishing I was living their 'awesome' life, mainly because their life looks like a lot of fun. Now please don't get me wrong, I love my life. I truly do. But sometimes don't you just get these feelings where you wish you had it all? You think that having it all you will make you happier. Which you know in some ways it might, but what about those tiny, special moments in your life? Don't they make you feel happy and alive as well?
Spencer and I were watching a movie the other night, and when the movie ended Spencer asked me if I wanted to dance. I was literally SO shocked. Spencer HATES dancing and it was the most random question ever! But If you know me, you know I’m always down for some dancing. So we started playing some Pandora and the song: You and Me by Lighthouse started playing. We slow danced all the way until the song was over and you guys...I can't even beginning to express everything I was feeling during that dance. It was all butterflies, happiness, love, excitement, joy, grateful, you get the point.
And You know what I realized at that moment...
We have been so caught up in our crazy life lately that for just that moment we felt happy, alive, and grateful. You know, It's pretty easy to get wrapped up into the fast pace of the day, stressing about the past or future, rushing to get ready, whipping out your phone, letting small things annoy you...
You don't need to be dancing on stage at a concert, or on an exotic trip or fancy vacay in order to feel completely and utterly happy. I've had the same exact feelings in the most simple moments: sitting alone by the pool, being surrounded by family, watching a sunset with my hubs, having deep conversations with my friends.
Life moves by so quickly. The next time you are in a situation where you feel happy and alive soak it all in. Throw yourself into the moment. Use that time to remind yourself how crazy lucky you are to just be here, to be alive. Be fully present and take it ALL in. The sights, the sounds, the smells. Don't let another day or experience pass by without enjoying the hell out of it.
Quote of the day:
Our "problems" aren't always that bad, there are people out there who have it worse, and life is better than we think. Our lives are made up of individual moments, happening one at a time... and there's true power in the presence.
Much love, Laura