We spend our lives in anticipation.
I'm currently anticipating the arrival of a college pal and her cute family tomorrow evening, a wedding next weekend, Christmas break, the end of the semester, and, of course, Christmas.
Constantly looking ahead, constantly planning, constantly thinking forward.
But sometimes. . .I just need to be.
I need to be content with the moment.
I need to embrace the stillness.
I need to recognize that I won't get these moments back, and instead of waiting and hoping and anticipating, I just need to appreciate what I've been given this very second.
It tends to put everything back into perspective.