Tuesday, April 05, 2011

  "Wherever you are, be all there."  - Jim Elliot

I read this quote yesterday and just loved it.  I have found myself telling my children something similar in reguards to texting and answering their phones all the time.  I think they are missing out on the moments where they are.  Be where you are.  You are missing things around you by being so distracted by other things. 

I need this advice, too.  Worrying can take me out of the present.  I can miss out on so much.  I can be thinking about what needs to be done, what I am making for dinner, difficulties with my children, financial problems.  I can think that the grass is greener somewhere else. 

   "Wherever you are, be all there." 


Martha said...

I have been feeling partially absent lately. Where do I find the rest of myself? Truthfully, between seasonal allergies and hormones, I think I know where my brain has gone.

I finally read one of Elisabeth Elliot's books about a year or so ago. I have a very hard head sometimes and she is so matter of fact that I have often found her difficult to hear. But,... I am learning. :)

Martha said...

Did you intentionally delete that last post?

I had coffee this morning, intentionally. And I am thinking on what you wrote here yesterday. How intentionally do I do the things I do? It is a good thing to ponder.

Heather said...

Yes, I did, Martha;-) Not sure why. It just didn't seem to come out like I wanted it to, so maybe I shall try again.