Most meditation/mindfulness classes say to find what’s good ‘here’ and now

Look around you.

What’s good?

Make a list!

I’ve done my Gratitude List every day in my journal or computer for many many years — long before Oprah suggested it. (lol)

I do it no matter what mood I’m in.

I have made it like a daily ritual.

Funny but on the shitty days it seems even more important to do it–to remind myself of the good stuff.

It just works! Writing it down or typing it is a good way to have it seep into your subconscious mind. It’s a great ‘practice’ to help you calm down if you are:

  • stressed
  • depressed
  • anxious
  • worried
  • feeling negative
  • feeling creepy!

Just stop and look around you.

What is it that’s good in your immediate space?

I am looking around right now and I see my 5 cats. Cute and peaceful as ever. Here are three of my “fur kids”.

It sounds so cliche to ‘LIVE IN THE MOMENT’ but — you have to wonder why is this the common theme of so many self-help books??

Almost every one of them says to do this,  so there must be something to it.

Eckhart Tolle has a brilliant book called “The Power of NOW’. It makes so much sense.

If we are regretting we are living in the past.

If we are worrying we are anxious about the future


If we are ‘present’ in THIS MOMENT that’s where peace is.

So, in THIS MOMENT all is well.

Funny but my bf jokingly says

‘Hey there isn’t a terrorist threatening to behead you, so its a good day’.

Yeah, that is one way to feel more grateful. HA!

I think if we can just stop and say this simple (yet very wonderful comment ):

 IN THIS THIS MOMENT there is perfect peace…it can help so much.

Even in the middle of a freak-out or panic, it has helped me.

So that’s my simple thought today.

Enjoy your moment. Here and now.


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