Here We Are

Happy Tuesday, Plucky Piquettes!

I'm pretty fortunate to be included in a great group of people who meet for lunch a couple of Sundays a month and our most recent conversation topic involved "living in the present."
Who is really great at this?? Anybody? ... Bueller?

Whatever it is you're doing right now [working, checking Facebook, just waking up, taking a break from house work, feeding the dog, reading a cute/quirky/incredibly talented blogger's post ;) ], how much of your attention is focused solely in this moment?

How is the lighting? What does the room smell like? Are you too hot or too cold or really comfortable? If you're reading this on your phone, what are you bored and waiting to do? Are you in line or waiting at a red light or in between clients? 

When was the last time you took a bite of something and really savored it? Took the time to taste and chew and enjoy? Is it windy where you are? Have you considered if you like the way the wind ruffles your hair or find it annoying that your hairspray isn't holding up?

Obviously these are very physical manifestations of the present but I think you get the idea.

Though, perhaps emotionally we can take a step back too. Picture the relationship you've been stewing over and all of the different ways it could go or used to be and all of the other ish you've been worrying over and pause for a second. Now, from the lens of "right now," what does it look like? Forget what you're worried about and what you're missing and consider things only as they are right now. That's really all you've got to work with anyway. All the rest is piff and piddle; that is, all the rest of it isn't real. 

Alright, I'll bring it back from the metaphysical before we get into a debate about reality and alternate reality and whether there really is just one reality, and we'll focus on the subject at hand. ;)

In our conversation from last Sunday, I came away with a little bit of wisdom that I hope to keep for a long time. It's something to the effect of 

When you grieve, you invest in the past. 
When you worry, you invest in the future. 
When you live, you are in the present.

There might actually be a quote but I can't find it via Google so you'll have to make do with my shoddy interpretation. :) 

I just discovered this site and I think it fits quite
nicely with our discussion today!

And of course I couldn't leave you without a little Seuss-looking inspiration for this rainy Tuesday. Your Action Step: Take the time really really be where you are right now, smell what you smell, hear what you hear, feel what you feel. Kind of cool, huh? 


ps. I'm imagining you pausing and smiling and realizing there is in fact some beauty somewhere in the room/car/sidewalk with you. Don't disappoint me, loves. [but no pressure]

♥ ♥ ♥

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

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