Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Present is The Past in The Future


It's sometimes very hard to 'live in the moment'.  My mind is so often in the future.  In a year from now, what will I be wishing I had started today which at that time will be my past, but is currently my present. Will I be wishing I had:
  • Worked more? Nope.
  • Partied more? Doubt it.
  • Traveled more? Maybe.
  • Saved more? Probably.
  • Played more? Certainly.
  • Loved more? Always.   

It makes you think doesn't it?


What will I be thankful for next year for doing this year?


Tomorrow is Family Day here in Saskatchewan.
A long-weekend.
Limitless possibilites.



43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your family day!

Brian said...

WOW, I may never think about the future the same way I do now in the present until it passes!

Ann said...

Lucky you a long weekend. Enjoy it

Lisa Gordon said...

What a great, and truly thought-provoking post this is, Katherine, and this photograph is simply magical.

It's a long weekend here for us too. For us, tomorrow is President's Day.

Betsy Adams said...

Interesting post, Catherine. When I think about what I am thankful for THIS year that I did last year, I am thankful for keeping my weight under control for a year...

Next year, I hope I can say the same thing --about THIS year...

Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

Your photograph is beautiful. You have certainly given me something to think about as I make plans this year....Sometimes staying in the moment is very hard.

Katnip Lounge said...

Thanks. I needed this perspective.

BeadedTail said...

Lovely post! I work for someone who's answered to working more is yep but a year from now I plan to be... it's a secret still but there is a plan at least! Happy Family Day!

Crafting Queen said...

Enjoy your long weekend. Hope the snow goes away soon. Sending hugs to you and Banjo. :)

Elisabeth said...

I try to live day by day .Have a happy week
XX Elisabeth

Vanessa Morgan said...

Enjoy the long weekend.

Kerri Farley said...

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend :)

Tamago said...

You are right, present is past in the future! I wonder what I will be wishing I started today. Great thing to think about...for myself in the future :-) (Definitely NOT worked more, of course!)
Have a wonderful Family Day and long weekend!

S. Etole said...

You've set us to thinking. All our little actions make a difference.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Have a fantastic family day- and you are so right about time well spent...wasting time on so many trivial pursuits- and in the end, what a waste of time for most of the worries and fears and fussing about nothing.

Katy Noelle said...

That is a lovely way to think! I've given myself presents like that but with shorter goals. i.e. in six weeks, I want to give myself a present of having spent every morning praying or exercising (but, the prayer part makes the rest happen much more naturally! ;) )

Gosh! 'family day' sounds like a brilliant holiday!!

Hope it was lovely!! =)

xo

Sandra said...

I am known for ruining my present day with what if's that can/will happen in the future...

Nancy said...

The New Year is full of things we want to accomplish, but seems they fall away as we get busy "living." Great thoughts.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Enjoy your Family Day Catharine...
any day off from work is perfect.
Susan x

It's me said...

Enjoy your familly day darling...have a nice longggggg weekend...love Ria...x !

Carolynn Anctil said...

An interesting mind bender. I know, from experience, that whatever I'm engaged in at present, I usually feel like I'm running to catch up and years behind where I wish I was.

Happy Family Day!

a-l-t-i said...

С днем семьи! очень красивая фотография. Мне интересно у вас:)

Donna said...

a year from now...i want to have my own place and retire there...i wont regret the condo living as the city has been great for the winter and this cold weather...but to have my own yard and some flowers to plant...looking forward to your next post as always Catherine!

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

... a more thoughtful way of living.
Pretty photo, by the way.

troutbirder said...

Exactly. And good wishes.

Tammy said...

Hope you have super family day!!! Great thoughts to ponder. I've kept a gratitude journal on and off for a very long time and it is interesting/enlightening to go back and read what I wrote many years ago...

Stacey Dawn said...

Cat - your attitude is contagious.... absolutely love it!

Eileen said...

Hope you had a wonderful Family Day!

Your thoughtful post certainly made me pause and take stock. Thanks for that reminder.

Have a great week!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Now I am not sure if I should be living in the moment, or thinking of the future...are there oreo cookies involved?

Jen

Weekend-Windup said...

Thinking of future is not good. I don't think of anything. make the life as it comes.
Have a nice day!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Family Day is a very special day and should be of daily importance. We had yesterday family day... daughter Liz visited and we visited with Mom during her dialysis. Makes me feel good.
Hugs to you and stay warm!!!
Mariette

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Okay, I had to tighten my brain cap on this first past/future stuff. I'm blond - at least below the silver strands.

But, that is really a deep thought so early in the morning.

Lovely photo of the daisy, and I sometimes can relate to your thoughts in the future. It's the past that eludes me. Most often.

Does any of this make any sense? LOL

simply bev said...

I've never heard of family day, but what a wonderful holiday!

Bobbybegood1 said...

I love your posts. They are just little darling tidbits of how we could live our lives. Thanks. Cheers!!

Sylvia said...

Interesting thoughts, Catherine !
Hope you had a great Family Day ...
Hugs,
Sylvia

Michael Manning said...

First time hearing of Family Day. A terrific post, Catherine!

Kamana said...

love and prayers. always needed. never enough.

Claudie said...

What will I be thankful for next year for doing this year?
>>> what a good way for thinking and decide

sharon said...

Sometimes I think I lead a pretty boring life, until my grandchildren come over and brighten my day.

Smareis said...

Boa Noite Catherine!
Saudade de ti!
Depois de um tempinho ausente, aqui estou.
Parabéns pela bonita postagem!
Um abraço com carinho, e ótima semana!
Beijos!(•~?•~)? ? ?✽∿✽∿

Ross said...

Hope you had a great family day! We've actually extended ours into a family week! What a great post this was. If your ever headed my way to Regina let me know maybe we can get out shooting the great prairies together! Have a great week.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Loved the quote.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Linda R said...

This post has me thinking.. Hummmm I am pretty sure I will be thankful that I was daring enough to sell all my belonging and hit the road. It was the scariest thing I have ever done. And so far I am thankful I did it. It is fun to thing where we will travel to next year. So many places. Who know maybe even up your way. :)

Hugs~

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