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“I’d Rather Be Here Now”

August 25, 2013

The title of this post was the words that I once saw on a license plate frame.

This sentiment and attitude is the one we should all and always have.  You will find joy wherever you are with this mindset.  This sentiment is in direct opposition to the one of “I’d rather be ……”, as in somewhere else and doing something else.  Consider this thought not only from where you are at a specific moment, such as being stuck in traffic, but rather your current overall situation.

You may not want to be where you are right now, but this is where you need and are needed to be for now.  Your life as your coach has determined that you need to be where you are for now.  You are where you are so that you can learn something to prepare and strengthen you for the rest of your unique journey.  Or, you are needed where you are, to aid someone else who needs to be where they are.  Or Both.

“Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for G-d knows best what is good for us.” – Socrates

 You can plan on changing where you are (sing along, “We gotta get out of this place” The Animals) but while you are where you are, enjoy it by making yourself open to the lessons and by adding value.  By adding value wherever you are, you fulfill a purpose, your purpose, and prepare yourself for your next stop.  You add value by being charitable and kind to everyone you meet where you are.  Would you go to a party empty-handed?  So, in the party of life, always bring something of value.  Make people glad that you are there for what you bring and add to the party.

 “Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination”. – Roy Goodman

 “Being where you are is the best way to get wherever you are going.”   —   Noah benShea

 “We must live in the present but not for it.”   —   Rabbi Shraga Silverstein

“The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.” – Dean Acheson

Heart and Soul

An Oldie But Goodie revised from the original posted 6/9/11

One Comment leave one →
  1. steve h permalink
    August 25, 2013 10:40 pm

    “Be where your shoes are ” i was told. Simple, effective, hard to do.

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