Today’s message required me to push the boat out a bit in terms of the space needed on my arm, so I thought I’d try a bit of calligraphy too! I’m going through a difficult phase with a close friend, who keeps pushing me away on a regular basis. Remembering some of the good times we’ve spent together is making me a bit sad to be honest and prompted today’s quote. I spend too much time catastrophising about the future when I should be more mindful and just enjoy good times as and when I am lucky enough to have them.
One thing I do when I’m struggling to focus on the here and now, rather than the past and when, is to do a ‘words of now’ page in my journal. For 5-10 minutes I sit and write down all the things I can hear, see, feel and touch. It holds me in the present, switches my often-feverish brain off and allows me to just be.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.