Are you old enough to remember movies before the digital era? A projector, a feed reel, a take-up reel and a bright light made millions of individual frames come to life on a projection screen, either at home, in the classroom, or in a movie theatre.
It’s amazing – all of those individual frames are nothing but snapshots, but when they’re strung together and moved, they look like they’ve come to life.
Life is just like those old-fashioned “moving pictures.” It’s a series of snapshots that we call moments, all strung together. Life is not what happened in past moments, and it is not what may or may not happen in future moments. Life is right here, in this moment. And in this new moment. And in this additional new, never-before perceived moment. What we think of as life is nothing but a series of moments strung together.
So in order to get the most out of life – to be as happy as possible – be in the moment.
When you’re “in the moment,” you are open to really taking in everything around you. You get better at being in conversation, better at interpreting events, and better at problem-solving. You get better at all of this because you’re giving your attention fully, not giving some attention to “now” as you rehash the past or fret about the future inside your head.
Practice being in the moment. It may take some practice, because you’ve probably been practicing “time multitasking” for your whole life. Each time you try it, see if you can extend the time you can stay in the moment, until you really feel like you’re getting the most out of all of the moments of your life.
And when you’re getting the most out of life, you’ll naturally be happier! I’d love to hear about how being in the moment supports your happiness – please contact me here by leaving a comment, or on my Facebook page and share your wisdom. And if you’d like a happiness quick tip to show up in your “in” box to start each week off right, sign up and it’s yours. Just scroll to the bottom of any page on my website – sandy j weaver dot com – the sign-up form is in the footer. Have a happier day…remember, you’re in charge!