Saturday, July 10, 2010

Be Present


































I just bought this print (which you've probably seen floating around blogland) as a reminder to myself to simply be present.  Every year that I get older I remind myself that each day, each year, each birthday is an incredible gift.  Even when the mundane aspects of life threaten to bog me down or when I find myself annoyed and angry at silly things, or when something tragic and terrible happens and I have to endure some sort of suffering, I realize that this is it.  This day is what we have, it's what we've been given and we should choose to be present (through the good, the bad, and the ugly).  It's going  to hang in my bathroom so that I can see it every morning when I get ready to face a new day.

image via Groundwork by danny ray

25 comments:

Eloise In NY said...

This is truly wonderful! Thanks for posting this. Its so true :)

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Be present. It is so true, kind of my mantra these days. It's so easy/logical to remember, yet even easier to forget. Lovely reminder and a lovely spot for it, before you get ready to face the new day. Happy weekend!

Laura Trevey said...

I love this print... Wise words to live by :)

xoxo Laura

{chrissy-tina} said...

I looove this print! It looks awesome:)

Jennifer said...

I agree. So important to remember this..and to keep reminding ourselves of this. :)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

A great print with a great message. Good for you for getting it for yourself!

XO
Lenore

lisaroyhandbags said...

Definitely a great message for all of us - especially when things get crazy busy and Blackberrys take over your life! : )

charissa said...

I love that. I had a moment earlier this year where I realized I spend all my time praying for God to show me his plan instead of being content to watch his plans unfold before me and live in the center of it all every moment. good realization.

Alison said...

That is a great quote and one that many of us should listen to
Alison

PS~Erin said...

Such a good daily reminder. I was just telling myself this today.

hiyaluv said...

that is fantastic! such a great reminder. i need to buy something like that for my office.
smiles,
gina

sherri said...

love it. i may have to buy one myself!

十十f十 said...

really nice, the message and what you said.

S and O said...

That's a gorgeous print and the words are a great reminder ;)

xoxo
Olivia

Moxie Maley said...

What a great print! Glad to have found your site and become a follower :)

You Are My Fave said...

Seriously!? I'm becoming one of those annoying adults who always says stuff like, "Time flies!" and "I can't believe that it's already (insert date here)!"

Anne @ The City Sage said...

It's a good one for sure. I love how quiet the colors are--they let the message shine loud and clear. and the bathroom is a great place to put it!

And thanks so much for your kind words on my blog. Your support means the world to me!

Hope your summer is going well :)

xo
Anne

Sam said...

So true! I try and try to just "be" - maybe I am getting a little better at it as I get older! Great print!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

LOVE IT!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

LOVE IT!

Iva said...

Love this print! and so true! I hope you had a nice weekend! :)

beauty comma said...

i love it! i just photographed a lovely old sign in genève, switzerland - it said 'présence'... i guess it means something a bit different but i choose to interpret it like it says in your print =) it's a nice word, isn't it?

FeministaBroad said...

Awesome! I forget to stay in the present way to awesome. Thanks for the post. Great blog!

Alice said...

Great expression.

Booga said...

What a beautiful print, and a lovely bday present to yourself!

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