Amy Rees Anderson

The Trick Is To Enjoy Life

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”  – Marjorie Hinckley

Enjoy life – what great instruction! And one that most of need to be reminded to do. Worrying about things we cannot change and waiting for things that may never happen….stupid right!?!

I have decided that sometimes you just have to force yourself to STOP THINKING SO MUCH! At least I know that I need to do that. I overthink everything, I over analyze things, I worry about the “what if this” or “what if that”…I cannot tell you the number of hours I have wasted in my life worrying about things that just didn’t matter. It’s like a bad habit that started and couldn’t be broken.

I believe that life is meant to be enjoyed. I believe that life should be viewed as a grand adventure full of happiness and love and excitement. I believe life is about little moments that are meant to be appreciated and enjoyed, and we sure as heck can’t do that if we waste our time worrying or waiting – we have to choose to enjoy it now, for exactly what it is in this moment.  We can’t let the beauty of each moment pass us by without enjoying it and feeling grateful for it.

Live Each Moment

I may never see tomorrow,
there is no written guarantee.
And things that happened yesterday,
belong to history

I cannot predict the future,
I cannot change the past
I have just the present moment,
I must treat it as my last

I must use this moment wisely,
for it will soon pass away
And be lost to me forever,
as part of yesterday

I must exercise compassion,
help the fallen to their feet.
Be a friend unto the friendless,
make an empty life complete

The unkind things I do today,
may never be undone
And friendships that I fail to win,
may never more be won

I may not have another chance
on bended knee to pray
And thank God with humble heart,
for giving me this day

                                                               -Anonymous

Enjoy your day to the fullest! I sure as heck plan to 🙂

~Amy

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