Will you seek afar off?
you surely come back at last,
In things best known to you, finding the best, or as good as the best,
In folks nearest to you
finding the sweetest,
Not in another place, but this place--
not for another hour, but this hour . . .
--Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass
After my post last weekend, I was blessed with so many words of encouragement from my dear blogging friends! My heart has been uplifted, and I'm carefully, consciously, and joyfully living in the moment this week--letting the past be the past, and leaving the future to take care of itself. I'm finding that holding each moment lovingly in my hands is the best way to cling to contentment.
In limiting our minds to appreciate the value of this moment without comparing it to past expectations or to dreams for the future, we can intentionally retrain our thinking patterns, ward off discontentment, and maybe even find that we can't stop smiling as our hearts are flooded with joy!