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don't spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

- epicurus

this. this right here. this is so true of my life right now. i am trying to live in the moment and soak it all up. learning to enjoy what i have, right where i am. not spoiling the moment by being somewhere else or thinking about the next thing. not allowing my mind to wander too far into the future or be distracted by the things that could be or should be. not desiring to be doing something else or having something else.

instead, being mindful. being present. and being thankful for the great blessings in my life. so many things that i have hoped for and dreamed about and prayed for - they are right in front of me. i am living in it. living the good life. truly, living the dream.

and not that i can't hope for the future or make plans and set goals and take action (after all, the life i have now has been built upon such hopes and dreams and plans and actions) but i need to appreciate my life right now. as it is. and link my present blessings to my past prayers. seeing those celestial threads. noting the work of the Providential hand. not overlooking or devaluing His great miracles and sovereign movement in my life.

He is a good, good God.

Coram Deo.