Congratulations you’re now a first grader! Oops, that was last month. Happy sixth birthday little snuggle bug! Oh no wait, that was last week. Happy 4th of July! Now this one I’m on time for. *wink*
Late, early, on time… does any of this really matter when it comes to telling you? Now I love you all, and I really do want to share my experiences with you, but to be honest I have just been enjoying the moments as they happen instead of rushing to write or post about them. I hope you understand, and even more so, I hope you take a cue from me that it’s okay to not stop everything you’re doing so you can post a cute picture on Facebook. Yes, really, it’s okay!
Our family has shared a lot of memories and milestones lately. Mostly with Brayden – lucky kid. He graduated Kindergarten. For some you might be thinking “eh, what’s the big deal?” But for those who get it, you know, it’s a big deal. Last week he turned six. SIX! How in the world do I now have a six-year-old?
Today I’m in upstate New York, rocking back and forth on the front porch of an old Amish house, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells of a working dairy farm. Twin Mill Farms – you should check it out! It’s family owned, and I’m lucky enough to have married into this awesome family. I love my family too, but, sorry Dad, I don’t get to drive a tractor when I come visit you.
Anyway, my point today in this super short, but sweet, post is this: enjoy the moments while they are happening. Maybe take a few pictures or jot down some notes of things you might want to remember later. Don’t take yourself out of the moment only to post all over social media and share your moment(s) with the world. There’s time for that later. Enjoy who you’re with, what you’re doing, while you’re doing it. Be present.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know “be present.” What does that really mean? It means just what I said above. Keep your mind and your focus on what you’re doing and who you’re with, while you are actually doing it. Don’t worry about what happened yesterday, what could happen tomorrow or even later today. In fact, just don’t worry at all. Trust that where you are right now is exactly where you need to be.
So with that, I’m out. Off to enjoy the farm. Maybe move some hay around with a tractor (don’t be jealous) or play a game of soccer with all the kids. Happy 4th to those in America, and while I can’t wait to hear about how all of you are celebrating, I’ll be patient and wait for the perfect moment…
Here’s to the BEST version of YOU!
Pamela Zimmer – Author, Speaker, Mentor