Ok, she said we’d be done at 5:30. That gives me enough time to get to my 6:30 class across town. Cutting it close but it’ll work….I glance at the clock, it’s 5:45 I have to go. “And don’t forget…” It’s important information, I need to listen. 5:50, 5:55, 6:00. we’re still going. I’m starting to stress. I can’t be late, they’ve already rearranged their schedule once so I could teach….I take a deep breath. I hear the words, BE PRESENT. Focus on where you are, Rebekah. You can’t help it. You’re right where you need to be. Give it your all, be 100% there. 6:07, we’re dismissed. I’m in the car at 6:15. It’s ok, I was where I needed to be. Now be present by not driving like a maniac.
Sometimes we miss where we are because we're thinking about what's next. But really, where we are is the most important place we can be at the moment. Be present…even when you’re late.
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