If I do not intentionally choose how to utilize my time it is so easy to watch it quickly slip away after it has already passed.
If I am not intentional on what goals I want to accomplish it is so easy to watch my time quickly slip away after it has already passed.
Once I slip just a little if I don’t intentionally stop myself from sliding further the gravity will take hold and it becomes to easy to watch my time quickly slip away after it has already passed.
Over the past few days I’ve caught myself in each of these scenarios multiple times. In each situation – intentionality, goals focused, and recovering from a stumble – I was successful. In each scenario I was also more often failed.
I am grateful for the time to reflect to see these patterns. I am appreciatative of the awareness of my actions. I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from my missteps so that I may choose better next time. I am appreciative of the grace I give myself when I slip and the humility to remember my successes are only fleeting. I am grateful for the reminders of the importance of gratitude in the learning process.
Intentionality. Presence. Reflection. Awareness. Learning. Grace. Gratitude.
Simple words, complex definition. Easy to consider, more difficult to do well with consistency.
Today I am grateful for the many lessons I’ve recently lived and the successes and failures from which I live into tomorrow.