Present is choosing to believe that your own life is worth investing deeply in, instead of waiting for some rare miracle or fairytale. Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist (via @emilypfreeman) Except for this past weekend, April has been a quiet month for me. a month where I spent a lot of time on my own, reading, knitting, studying, listening to music and birdsong, walking. I let go a few commitments to make more room for solitude and my new church leadership roles. I tried to be disciplined about bedtime since the dark early hours are my favorite reading and … Continue reading Present | April 2022.
Noted in my journal on Monday, March 14: “getting clarity about my OLW – 1) living here. now. AND 2) feeling good about it. The connection of these two ideas seems like the point. the AHA!! moment.” When I (re) … Continue reading Present | March 2022.
Reflecting back on this second month of living this year’s word, I feel like I’m learning a lot from simply paying attention. practicing stillness. resisting the urge to live for future plans (or ruminate over regrets). celebrating what’s good about … Continue reading Present | February 2022.
My One Little Word for 2022 is Present. Like many of y’all (I’m sure), I’ve spent a lot of time these past nearly two years coming to terms with cancelled plans and disappointments. Tomorrow, it seems, is not a dependable … Continue reading Present | January 2022.