More than 20 hugs, 2 children, 1 husband, LOTS of church friends
Live in the moment? Easier said than done. In the words of one of my new church friends, “I know it in my head, I just need to find a way to get it in my heart.” Yes. Exactly.
Today I went to the 9am service because well, I was up early. Thanks to daylight savings I actually got a great night’s sleep. On the way to church I began thinking about all the different things I could write about in my blog tonight. Yes, I actually think about this all day long. It’s part of the reason why I have such a hard time living in the moment. Each moment has the potential to be a great post. But, unless I am writing the post at that exact moment, I am not truly living in the moment. Therefore, I am doing a great disservice to those that I am hugging. As much as I want to be giving my whole self to them. I’m not. I’m giving them most of myself and the other part is wondering how I will write about it later.
Before I knew it it was 11:30am, service was over, coffee hour was over and I was on my way home. Inevitably I began thinking about what I would write for my blog. Then it hit me. I have no idea how many people I hugged in church. I have NO IDEA how many people I hugged in church! I lived in the moment! Ahhh…..I CAN do it! (I don’t usually use so many caps but I am REALLY excited about this.) I wasn’t focused on my blog. I wasn’t trying to keep track of numbers in my head. I wasn’t concerned about what people were thinking about me. I was meeting new people, hearing new stories, loving others and being loved right back. And I was doing it all in the moment.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.