Be Where You Are
One thing this festive season has really taught me is that its important to be present in the moment.
Usually we can get so carried away with life, with our careers, social media and being busy on our phones that we forget about what quality time really means.
Quality time is NOT responding to or taking calls while spending time with people. Quality time is NOT how much money you spend on creating the moments. Quality time is NOT about the presents you have to give. What it is though, is being present in the moment, putting everything one side and just being 100% there.
We were not in a financial position to spoil the family as we would of liked to this Christmas. Instead, I decided to make a commitment to spending quality time with the family, putting everything including my phone one side. What I found was that I actually enjoyed this Christmas way better than any other Christmas. We actually got to really chat and build some memories, swim together as a family and just feel and soak in the joy of the moments.
I am extremely bad with being on my phone or switching my mind off from planning or thinking about things. It’s going to take some practice for me to make putting everything one side a habit, but it will be worth it. I found so much more value in doing this. My cup is full, my heart is full. Coming together as a family in unity and love should not only be a Christmas or special occasion thing, this should be an everyday thing.
Being present is so much more valuable than presents. Be where you are!
When we love and feel loved there is no room for any anxieties, fears, negative feelings or anything except perfect unity.
I would really encourage you, if you’re a person who gets carried away with the business of life that you find yourself struggling to juggle everything and quality time with your family. Put your phone one side, put everything one side.. your world is not going to end if you put an hour aside for this, your phone will not explode, you will not miss your messages, they will still be there. If you miss a call, you can call them back or they will call you back. Just do it, your cup will be filled way more than technology can fill it.
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” ~ Colossians 3:14
Love and be loved, be present. Moments are precious, memories created last forever! Tomorrow is not promised!