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The Present, as in here and now

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Well, it was a pretty good weekend, all in all. A few ups and downs but mostly relaxing, cleaning, then relaxing again. My husband and I had a good evening. My husband isn't working but is working like crazy on an online school course that (as a veteran)guarantees him a job upon successful completion of the course (sometime next year). That's great but I often get anxious: what's next? What will happen when . . . Well, today I had to realize that right now is all we have. So if he's here and working, I've got to enjoy that. If he's got a few minutes and we can watch a sunset or, between bill writing, we can talk about the day -- that's what we've got. I've got to enjoy THAT and be grateful.

Sometimes, when everything is too, too much and I can't get my mind wrapped around something (or figure it out), I put it down for just a minute. Or as my grandmother would have said, "I stand beside it". I let it rest and put my focus on a physical activity and the issue floats for a time. IF I CAN LET IT GO, I can come back refreshed enough to move forward.

I noted today that I've just been putting my head down and letting my body work, no longer thinking or figuring out "what's next" (bodywise, workwise, life wise). It helped to know that what I'm doing is helping with stress and living.

It's a simple thought today but, for me, had big implications. It's been nice talking to y'all. Hope we can do it again real soon. Until then, "ten mucho cuidado" means "take good care". Happy Presidents' Day tomorrow!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAWTGRANNY2014 2/22/2013 9:41PM

    You just keep on going and it will work itself out. We have to take each day for what it is and make it into something better. Good luck and keep on going. Pam

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    Wow! What an interesting blog! (LOL)

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MEXGAL1 2/18/2013 10:47AM

    Happy President's day and good attitude and good figuring out what will work for you.
It's so hard when we have stress in our life not to worry about the future but you are right. we need to live for today.
Make it a great week.

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WEARINGTHIN 2/18/2013 3:11AM

    Your grandmother sounds like she was a wise woman. We're lucky to have people like that in our lives. Glenn

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