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We and Serendipity: Enjoying the Ride

in high school, my motto was always "find joy in the journey." i lived by it. president monson gave a talk in 2008 about finding joy in the journey & i have been striving to live by it ever since. when i got married, it seemed like it was a little harder for me to live in the moment. for an example: i was always eager as to when we were going to find our next place, when we would get a good job, when we'd start talking about having kids. that was all a part of our future. and right now, i'm sorta pledging to myself that i want to start living in the moment. i'm not going to worry about when we buy our house. i'm not going to worry about rushing through school to get finished. i will make goals. and i will write a plan for myself and my future. however, i won't live in my future. i will live right now. 

i sort of feel like society is caught up in "when i have this, i will be happy," or... "when this happens, everything will be perfect." i know i have been like that too. when my missionary comes home, life will be perfect. was it? no. it was the opposite. when i finally get to marry mr. schroeder, i won't ever want anything again. do i? absolutely. and now, here i am, bothered about finding a house & being late to graduate college. and today, i find myself asking, "what the freak am i thinking? why am i not living in the moment here?" 

so i will. i am, now. living in the moment. and loving life. focusing on right now. and living, right now, in my today. care to join me?

6 comments

  1. Amen!!!! I've really been struggling with this this year, and I shall join you in trying to live in the moment.

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  2. I'd love to join in on this. It's kinda hard. Everyone including myself worry about things when we should leave it to the Lord to provide where he sees fits.

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  3. I love this. Just makes you think. pinkowl07.blogspot.com

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  4. My favorite quote is from Louis L'Amour, and it's actually on the wall in our bedroom. "The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."

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  5. I loved that talk too. I try to remember to enjoy the journey but it totally gets hard. I know how you feel. It is even harder once you have a kid. I feel like I worry more than just enjoying that Matix is playing in the dirt and getting all dirty. Great post and great reminder.

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  6. I have been trying to hard to work on this. To just slow down a little bit and enjoy the moment that I am in. It can be so hard sometimes though with how busy our world is and how our society seems to glorify being busy. My husband and I have actually turned more towards practical Minimalism and so far it has helped us to figure out what is more important to us. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, I would love to join you! :)

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