Taking in the Special Moments of Now

Hey there friend. Yes, you! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule and growing to-do list to read this blog post.

Since we are having a moment here together, I am going to ask you something. I am going to ask you to stop . To stop and breathe. To embrace this one small moment we are having together. A moment to look around at all the good surrounding you. A moment to not think about what’s next (that will always be there) but to look at what’s now (that is what is fleeting).

This is a reminder to you to take in the specialness of what your life is. Don’t think your life is special? Well I’m here to tell you it is. It is special because you are special. There is only one of you and that is the most special thing of all.

So stop comparing for this one moment and embrace you. Embrace your life, your family,  your friends, your own special moments.

I did that this weekend – all weekend. I decided to just live. Not to further my busyness by adding to my list, my stuff, my plans. But to stop and just do what makes me happy.

Welcome in the Moment | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Yes, I completely get it. There are lots of things we have to do all the time and other people we have to think of before ourselves. But not in this very moment here. Try and hold onto these moments. The more you hold onto them the longer they will occur until you have minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years of special moments. Your special moments will turn into your life. For no matter what is pulling at you this moment, there is something uniquely special in it. We just need to recognize it.

Here are some of my special moments I lived this weekend.

I woke up early and breathed in the morning air in that calm that only happens with the first rays of sunshine.

I planted flowers that seem to welcome me every time I come home. They make me smile as I care for them like living, breathing members of my family.

Take a moment to smell the flowers and enjoy your moments. | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Take a moment to smell the flowers and enjoy your moments. | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

I went on a walk with a close friend and her new baby.

Take a walk to enjoy your day. | www.rappsodyinrooms.comI cleaned. I stopped my projects, even though I love them, they needed to be put on pause. It was time to give them space, rest, and myself a clean, sparkling house.

We threw a cookout complete with the best spinach artichoke dip ever.

Spend time with friends and go on a walk | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

We took time to drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway with the wind as our music and the rolling mountains as our entertainment.

View of the Blue Ridge Parkway | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

We stopped to marvel at the noise of a waterfall.

A beautiful waterfall on the Blue Ridge Parkway. | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

I made my favorite veggie soup.

I planted our garden (which is mainly beans with a few bonus hills of squash and melon). #knowwhatgrows

Plant a garden. | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Those are my moments – just a few. I’m working on taking more of them in throughout my days. I would love to hear your moments too!

Also, I’d love to hear about what you think about this post. Yes, it’s a little out of the norm of what you are used to seeing here but it’s what’s in my heart and I wanted to share with you. You like? Not like? Want more? Want less?

  • what a great reminder! i totally agree we need to take these moments just to LIVE and LOVE sometimes! great post!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Cassie! I am definitely trying to live my life in the moment and love every second of it instead of tirelessly working for the future. I don’t want to get to the future and feel like I missed out!ReplyCancel

  • I’m always thankful for a gentle reminder to stop, breathe and simply soak up my surroundings. After hearing about a tragedy last night (easy to do, you know — especially if you’re watching the news), I was lifted from a recent funk by counting my blessings instead of my “troubles” (which, in the scheme of things, are hardly troubles at all). Sometimes we all need to take a break, relax and let things go. Glad you enjoyed your weekend!ReplyCancel

    • I love that Meg! I think counting your blessings is such a good way to deal with all the troubles that surround us. So glad you were able to find a way to deal with a tragedy so positively!ReplyCancel

  • Patrice

    You have no idea how much I needed this. I have been consumed with some wrongs done to me over 50 yrs ago. I need to get back to the present. I will go to my garden, and get it ready for planting. That is one of my favourite things to do. Thank you for reminding me to wake up and smell the roses.

    • Oh Patrice! This makes me so happy to hear! I’m so glad that this post was what you needed. I was hoping it would be helpful and uplifting!ReplyCancel

  • I love this post, Megan! I so need this reminder that it’s okay to just stop and do what I enjoy. I always have such GUILT. The blog guilt, the house guilt, and so on. I have the hardest time not feeling bad about working on stuff that I find myself sometimes not really enjoying my fun time. I need to just remind myself it’s okay to just have fun sometimes and let that stuff go for a bit!ReplyCancel

    • I totally understand about the guilt Jena. But it has got to go! We do not need to feel guilty about living our lives! So glad you liked the post!ReplyCancel

  • Love this post, Megan! This is exactly what I plan to do this weekend, take lots of moments! Thanks friend for the reminder.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Sonya! It sounds like you have a great weekend planned! Have happy moments!ReplyCancel

  • I’m hoping to take in lots of moments this weekend. I’m so tired from the week and I’m determined not to work myself to death this weekend.ReplyCancel

    • I definitely hope you get your moments Paula! It’s hard to be a blogger with another full time job. You have so much to fit into a weekend. Hope you were able to just enjoy!ReplyCancel