Inspired By a Sermon
Hello lovely friends of mine and once again, Happy New Year!
Is everyone having a good year so far? (hehe)
Remember, you are in control of your thoughts and actions; therefore, you have the ability make this year the best year.
Last night I ended my post with saying that today’s post was going to be a “fitness” post; however, my parents and I began the first day of 2012 by going to church and I was so incredibly inspired by our priests sermon that I am changing the topic of today’s post!
This morning our priest spoke about the importance of living in the present and enjoying the current situation rather than focusing on the future.
As the new year is now upon us, many people tend to become preoccupied with forecasting the future and making predications on what is to come, but what is the point?
Why focus on something that you are unable to change?
Doesn’t it make much more sense to focus on the present moment and enjoy it?
From personal experience, I find that focusing more on the future leads to more stress in my life. And who wants that?
Before hearing my priest’s sermon, I have never really thought about how much time I spend looking forward.
Of course it is great to establish goals to work toward and make long-term plans and commitments; however, it is also important to be happy and content with what we have at the present time. And personally, I find that I am a much happier person when I do the latter.
Think of the last time you were out with your friends or family…
What was on your mind? Were you focusing on the present moment or were you stressing about something else; something that hasn’t yet happened; the future?
I have been in both of the previous situations before; enjoying what I was doing at that certain time, enjoying the moment and also the other situation, thinking about the future. But looking back on the previous situations, the times that I was simply enjoying the present moment rather than thinking about other things such as the future were much more enjoyable and less stressful.
Seeing as how we cannot predict or change the future, I am going to begin being more mindful about where I am and what I am doing now.
This year I am going to work on really enjoying where I am, how far I have come, and what I am currently doing for myself.
I am in an amazing place in my life right now.
I live in one of my favourite cities within Canada, attending the university of my choice, in the program of my dreams, and have amazing family and friends to spend my life with.
Obviously I have much more to be grateful for; this is just a few things that I had to mention.
I am quite excited to think more about my goals I know you don’t have to wait for a new year to make goals, but it’s a great time to start, so I have been doing some thinking lately about where I want to be a year from now and what I want to see myself accomplish within this next year.
I have such an exciting year coming up. This next term of university will be great. I have interesting classes and can’t wait to start. Next year is my last year of undergrad, so that’s even more exciting!
I have huge dreams and aspirations and I can’t wait to see where life takes me But, back to my priests sermon, I can be patient.
God has been patient with me for my entire life.
I can be patient and wait to see where life takes me.
So, I will enjoy where I am and what I am doing now.
Don’t be so focussed on the future that you forget to enjoy the present!
I started my new outlook today and made sure that I was being mindful in everything I do. I had a great day and hope you all did as well ❤
Has the new year gotten you thinking about goals and dreams? If so, share one with me!
Are you good at enjoying the present moment or do you find yourself focussing on the future more than necessary?
How did you spend the first day of the new year? I was at home with my family My Grandma drove from Regina to see me, so we made a nice supper and invited my Uncle over as well Fish, rice, and brussel sprouts! (P.s. a new recipe to come!)
Let me know if you tried yesterday’s recipe! I had it again for lunch So good. I heated it up this time and served it with turkey breast and steamed asparagus Yum!