This time last year, I started a family project.
A project that had one thing in mind.
To be present.
A project that was about being greatful for everything we are in this world, not about what we have. Because even if we have 'nothing', we still are...thinking breathing, loving, giving...
So the best gift is the realization of all of those glorious things.
Does this sound like a gift you can give yourself? Your loved ones?
Please join me over the month of December as we work on BEing Present.
Thirty one days of documenting the moments that we view differently than we did before. An opportunity to bring joy back into the season with the awareness of our own 'presence' within ourselves.
It can be a picture, a thought, a statement, a quote that represents the moment you were being "present".
If you are a Facebook user, this is the perfect 'present' to share and tag a friend. Tell them you were thinking of them and invite them to Be Present.
If you are an Instagram user, I invite you to follow me as my family 'presents' -@selfignition4u
You can use #bepresentfordecember2016 to follow and post.
Please feel free to join in! Have some fun, bring your family or just creep along on our latest adventure.
See you soon!
Want some insight into the project from last year? read on...
Being Present 12/3/2015
Are you up for it?
I recently read a comment that stated in any one given moment you cannot do two things at once. Before all the multi-taskers turn away, keep reading.
You cannot sit and stand in the same moment. You cannot be sad and happy in the same moment. It's like looking through a video camera when your child scores a goal. You're there. You saw it. You recorded it and replayed it. But were you truly there in the moment to witness that one event with all your being?
So here's a Christmas gift that has no cost, no shopping, no wrapping, no searching store to store, no borders, no currency exchange, no UPS delivery people.
I invite you into our family for the month of December and all you have to do is BE PRESENT.
Thirty one days of being present.
Just Being Present in the moment.
A community of being present not giving presents.
All you have to do is become mindful of the moments. Day to day moments take on wonderful meaning because of the way we now view them.
Even the mundane can be glorious! A simple drive to the grocery store become an opportunity to enjoy the lights and sounds of your neighborhood. Turn off the music and enjoy the moment. An opportunity to just be.
Washing dishes...a job I love to hate...
My moment to enjoy hot water... My moment to be thankful that my family and I shared another meal together. A moment to converse with the person holding the dish towel...
For some, putting devices and phones away will awaken them to a whole new world around them...
Just BE PRESENT.