Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day 365: Always Wanting More

Always Wanting More
I’m on a week-long retreat working with a group of incredibly smart and compassionate people. Yesterday, we took a break and together we all cooked a fantastic meal. We sat down to eat and collectively enjoyed the symphony that played in our mouths.
Somewhere between the umms and ahhs we started planning the breakfast for the next day.
We hadn’t finished the food in front of us and we were already trying to eat another meal.
I pointed it out and we all laughed at how easy it is to step outside of a moment.
So today, I’d like you to be where you are.
Savor the moment you are in.
Love your children as they are because they were born loving you.
Be present in your now and think about tomorrow then.
Don’t worry about the fact that you have to go back to work, relax right now.
Be grateful for this year; it has not yet ended and don’t wait to be healthy tomorrow.
It’s fine to want more, but as my mother used to say, “Learn to leave well enough alone.”
Be you, be well, be enough.
Bertice Berry, PhD.

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