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Simply Being

There are moments when I sit and wonder. Releasing my mind. Allowing it to wander. Pondering questions of  events that occurred a few hours before.

Or possibly questions that have been evolving for years. Simply being stubborn. Allowing the past to take up space.

Watching trees sway in the breeze, I feel invisible reminders gliding across my skin.  Quickly carried away, as fast as they appeared.

Basking in the warmth of sunlight upon my eyelids.  Watching dreams, as if my mind were playing a slide show. Meshing past, present and the future. My own personal slide show.


Doing nothing, but simply being present is strenuous to a mind that never sleeps. One that never likes to stop.  Being patient and allowing myself to simply be, is the greatest gift. Also, it is my greatest obstacle.

Simply being in the moment can make all the difference in my mood. Whether it's a smile from my children, a "Thank You' from a kind stranger, or just listening to the sounds of life living around me - it all makes a difference.

Each day I remind myself to take it all in. To cherish Simply Being.


What are your obstacles to Simply Being? Do you have a way to overcome them?




  • Michelle

    Being in the moment is so difficult for me especially since I became a mom. It is so important though because time passes us so quickly! Thank you for reminding me that it is important! Found you through TXWB!

    • jenniferpreissauthor


      So glad you found me through TXWB. I can’t believe it is so hard to live in the moment. As a child, it was so easy. Add in bills, household drama and chauffeuring the kids – it seems like we want to bypass each moment and get to the end of the day.

  • lisa @ princessmouseycards

    I feel since my injury that I really do have a different way of life. I really live in the moment now. I am not just getting up and already thinking about our plans for the next 3 days. Not being present. The hard part of it is my friends have not gone through it. I still see them live ahead of time & not be present. Lots of love, Lisa / Princess Mousey

    • jenniferpreissauthor

      I always wonder why it takes us so long to realize this? I hope you are doing better since your injury – mentally and physically. Well, considered me your friend and I promise to remind you – only if you do the same in return. 🙂