Friday, July 12, 2013

FMF-Present

Every morning when we wake up, we are blessed with a gift. It is called the present, and we should carefully unwrap it, and be thankful for it. Quit looking back at the past, and trying to look ahead into the future. Instead, accept the present that you have been blessed with. If you are not happy with your present, work on it.  It is yours, do not give it away, or constantly complain about it. Think of it as an art project, be creative with your present. Add a little bit more of yourself to the present everyday. Eventually, you will learn to love this present you have created.

43 comments:

Breanne said...

I love the idea of being present, being an art project. What a beautiful perspective. =)

Ma said...

Nice thoughts!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I strive to be one that doesn't complain about anything in life [but politics and our government keeps me from my goal!!!]

Enjoy your day dear one. Make the best of it.

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Denise
Having a chronic illness (Fm/CFS), I had to learn to live in the present like I am sure you certainly had to do as well! It can be overwhelming to look at the future that might always be filled with pain.
Luv to you XX
Mia

Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed the thought of the present being a present. Wow!

Cassi Brightforest said...

Great words

Melanie said...

"Think of it as an art project . . . "
Such a lovely idea! Thanks for stopping by my place. "Fabulous" is a word I'd never apply to myself, so it meant a lot!

Denise said...

Love love love and need to practice this for sure.

Tina said...

Thanks so much for stopping by both Mommynificent and Desperate Homeschoolers and leaving comments! We are blessed by you and hope you'll be magnificently blessed today!
Tina

NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner said...

Lovely words and a great reminder!

BARBIE said...

What a thought, to think of the present as an art project! Have a blessed weekend.

dayebydaye said...

I like the thought of looking at your present as an art project! Thanks for this!

Rabia Lieber said...

I like the thought that each day needs to be unwrapped carefully!

katherine peas said...

Beautiful thoughts on being in the moment!

Inger said...

Living in the present, something I worked on all my life, only became real after I retired and moved to this peaceful place in the country. You are right though, we have to work on our present, always. Thank you for these wise words.

Kate Elwell said...

So true! It's so easy to get wrapped up in the past or anxious about the future and miss what's right in front of us!

linda eller said...

Where in Tennessee? I am in Chattanooga.
If I didnt have my God to teach me, and for me to trust Him, I couldnt make it through one single day. God bless you and have a Happy Friday and weekend.
Linda

asmallbutmeaningfullifeblog said...

Thank you for this lovely reminder, and for visiting me today. Just seeing your gravatar makes me smile. Rosanne

Cathy said...

Beautiful, my friend, and I love the new blog look. Love you too, Dear

Christie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I really like your idea of carefully unwrapping each day as a gift. If you are careful and thoughtful about it, it's much less likely to be taken for granted.

Leigh Kay said...

:)

Dolly@Soulstops said...

Hi Denise,
Oh, I really like that image of the present being an art project & being creative :)

Amy Tilson said...

Ooh, an art project! I really like that concept. Such good, sound encouragement today!

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Denise, So special to see you and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
I just love this post and it is just want I need at this time. Each day is a gift and how we unwrap it makes the difference in our lives. Thank you for sharing this.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Celestina Marie

Rachel Beran said...

Yes, yes!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

Letting the Words Escape said...

Thank you for the prayers... love this post of yours. A good reminder.

Linda@Creekside said...

mmm ... an art project! I like that image!

The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary said...

I too appreciate the idea of it being a project. Thank you for your perspective. Tara.

Vicki said...

I really enjoyed your thoughts on Present. It is so important and I loved the idea of life as an art project!

Jennifer Peterson said...

Love this!! How are you Denise?? Been praying for you.

Annesphamily said...

I so love this and appreciate you reposting it! I also use Ephesians each day, "Put on the full armor of God....'" Have a blessed day sweet friend!

Eileen said...

"Think of it as an art project, be creative with your present." I love this line, Denise!

The Heart's Hunger said...

sometimes we find presents come in disguise :)

Beth said...

A beautiful reminder Denise. I loved when you said add a little bit more of yourself to the present each day. Lovely words. Thank you for stopping by my place. It's always nice to hear from you.
Blessings,
Beth

Lea said...

Denise this is timely for me "today." Thank you for sharing!

Cheri said...

Love this!! Especially the "if you are not happy with your present, work on it." Thanks for the kick in the butt I needed today :)

Joy said...

Amen to that Denise:) beautiful!

Denise said...

I love all your different headings.It's fun and they are always so inspiring-Thank you for being My friend-Denise

Rhea D said...

thanks for sharing. it's a bad habit of mine to look back in the past, but sometimes i think looking back makes me even more grateful for the present. :)

have a great weekend!

rhea @ www.rheaetcetera.com

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hello Denise, You are very gifted lady in writing! What a wonderful comparison as a present! Loved reading this....Blessings~~~Roxie

Wanda said...

Very wise words Denise.

Chatty Crone said...

We should not waste the present. I hear your music! sandie

LeAnn said...

Very sweet and wise thoughts.
Blessings and hugs!