I tend toward being a "grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" type of person. While I am mostly content, I'm always thinking life could be so much better if I did or had this thing, or was able to get into or out of that thing, or lived here or there.
Today while I was driving around on some errands, I felt a strong sense of gratitude for Right Here Right Now.
We have some big decisions about where to live, school, and future involvement in some activities and groups coming up in the next few months. The uncertainty makes me quite anxious.
But today was different. I was able to let go of the anxiety and really be thankful for where we are NOW. We woke up in a comfortable home, went to a familiar church, and we chatted and played with friends in the gym afterward.
Tonight we spent some time with three other families who are dear to us, and I was overwhelmed with the sense of comfort and peace I had there, knowing full well that we may not be spending so much time with all of them a few months from now.
Oh, how grateful I am to be where we are, living our life, today. Fittingly, I came across this in my reading tonight. It's from "The Way of Trust and Love" by Fr. Jacques Philippe.
"When we live in the present moment, we mysteriously find strength. We have the grace to live through what we encounter today."