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"Where is the best place you have ever lived?”
“Well we have always decided to make where ever we are living, right here, the best place we have ever lived. In fact, my husband goes one better, he makes right here, where ever he is the best place to be.”
That is a delight attitude. Where ever God has placed me, that is the place I need to be, right here right now, making the most of every opportunity. I would like to say that is the way I live. Unfortunately, I fall prey too often to the bitterness and pettiness that rises up in my selfish self when something doesn’t go my way. But getting back on track each morning with the Lord and as frequently as I possibly can by being attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit helps to keep my attitude mostly in check.
Here is where we are with the people we are with in the present, not waiting for a better offer to come along, not dwelling on past failures or losses, but living now rather than wallowing or wishing. That’s not to say the past and future aren’t important and shouldn’t be considered. However, when you can be here, you are also preparing for what’s to come and appreciating what has come before, building on lessons learned to take you on a better course forward.
I want to know how to stop, to be, to breathe in the beauty about me. I want to love, to enjoy, to bless those I am with. I want to be here, right here, rather than anywhere else this moment.