There’s something to be said about standing still. We spend each day rushing to the next moment of our lives, that we let so many others pass us by. We watch the minutes slip away, cross days off our calendars, and eagerly pursue whatever it is that we’re hoping comes next. Looking to the future is important, sure. Setting goals, declaring dreams, they are all necessary in moving forward; they’re needed for us to progress and grow. But always rushing to the future, it robs us the beauty of standing still.
People always say that we need to stop and smell the roses. But there’s so much more to it than that. It’s more important to stop and see how much they have grown. It’s more important to take a moment to see how far they’ve come since you first planted the seed; to truly appreciate the progress made.
We’re consistently in a constant forward motion, but sometime it’s important to just pause. Those few seconds are moments in time you can never get back. But what did you do with them? Did you spend them wishing you were somewhere else? Or were you wishing you had done something differently? Did you actually take the time to enjoy it? Or did you let yourself take it all in? It’s so easy to get caught up in worrying about what the future holds. It’s even easier to get caught up in missing what used to be. So choose to challenge yourself. Choose to stand still. To take this moment and appreciate all that’s around you. Choose this moment because this moment is your life. And nobody but gets to decide what you want it to be, but you.