Janey was 11 months on Tuesday! I am, more than ever this month, repeating this quote in my head:
“ If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present. ”
I was sorting her clothes last night (she was undoing what I was doing as quick as it can be done, sitting next to me) and I had to choke back tears at how fast she is growing out of the tiny socks and pajamas. And then I think, “But next year, she’ll be toddling all over, talking, almost ready to be potty-trained…” and I caught myself. Because here she is next to me, the most adorable nine month old ever, and I am wasting my time, thinking about TIME, fearing my “lasts”, worrying about how fast it’s all going-instead of enjoying the moment. And all those moments add up to time, and there you go. It works…shutting my brain up and enjoying the moment, I just have to remind myself to do it often.