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Friday, December 16, 2016

Now!! (Five Minute Friday)




This week, Kate at Heading Home has offered up the word Now for the word of the week.  If your interested in joining in with the Five Minute Fridays, be sure to click the button below  


Starting Now (no pun intended)


Now??  There's a word that has a lot of meaning.

We often live in the Now.. Everything is so rushed, everything is in the moment.  We want to be there NOW!!!  We want it NOW!!

However, a lesson I learned this week is that sometimes Now isn't possible and instead you gotta work for a future "now" rather than the "now" of the very moment.

Today, I accomplished a 2 minute plank.  That is my "now".. However, four days ago, that "now" wasn't possible at all.  A week ago, it was hard to accomplish a 45 second plank.. 4 days ago, I failed miserably at a 90 second plank.  Today's "now" of 120 seconds wouldn't have been possible if I just wanted it now, instead I had to have the past to accomplish what I did today.

My kids don't understand this lesson.  They want it all now... Christmas is many days away, but they want it now..  They want to be 4th graders now, but don't understand the work that they have to accomplish in 3rd grade to progress to a 4th grade level.

They want to be at a fun place "now" but don't realize that getting there means driving to that location, which means "now" isn't even feasible.

Sometimes, Now takes some work, planning and follow through on our part.  But once it's accomplished, that "now" moment is so much sweeter.

And that is 5.

4 comments:

  1. "However, a lesson I learned this week is that sometimes Now isn't possible and instead you gotta work for a future "now" rather than the "now" of the very moment."

    This really stuck out to me, maybe because I feel I don't know what my future looks like. None of us do I know, but when you don't have a vision it's tough to see a future now while even being faced with what you want right NOW. (It's a very loaded word and I don't even think we realize we can enjoy the journey there most of time.) In waiting to get there, we can enjoy the present now. Something I'm still working on. :)

    Thank you for sharing this, Brenda. May you and family have a Merry Christmas. We're neighbors on fmf today. ❤️

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  2. Congrats on the plank and for new discoveries :)
    Great post! Visiting from FMF

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  3. ─ćongrats on the patience in building to the success of now. It's something we all need to remember isn't it?

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  4. Loved this. Sometimes we have to work for a while to make our now a success. Visiting you from the FMF at #7 this week. Blessings!

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