I have a tough time living in the present. Instead of enjoying the blessings of today, I find that I’m constantly looking forward to what tomorrow may bring. I’m anxious about the future. Whether it’s me getting excited for the upcoming weekend, or me looking forward to the day I can move home to Chicago to be closer to my family. I’m always daydreaming about what is to come.
Instead of living in the moment, soaking up every minute of right now…I’m fretting about the unknown that tomorrow brings.
The thing is I know this about myself. I’m actively, consciously trying to be better at it. But I need a daily reminder to help me remember to enjoy all of the wonderfulness that my life has right here, right now.
I’ve seen this project before in the blogosphere and I always thought it was pretty darn neat. But, I never really had a great quote that I wanted to use. Until now…
Finn & I have had many long chats about “living in the moment” and he struggles with it just like I do. He is actually the one that came up with this little quote. (who knew I was marrying such a poet!? His list of skills just keeps growing…)
“LIVE NOT IN FEAR OF THE FUTURE,
OR IN REGRET OF THE PAST.
BUT EMBRACE THE MOMENT,
AND MAKE IT LAST.”
Once I had the right quote, I had to find the perfect canvas to display it on. I knew I wanted the canvas to be big enough to make an impact in our home, but I didn’t want to spend big bucks on a new large canvas.
That’s when New Uses came into play. The perimeter of the store is lined with so.much.art. Canvases, picture frames, artwork…there are literally hundreds of pieces to choose from.