Give Us This Moment 1



blankets January is a month of planning and reflection in our house. We buy a wall calendar and plot out travel and other significant events that we know of. We reflect on the past year and think of all the blessings, lessons and challenges.

When we make plans for the year ahead it can be like a shopping list of hopes, dreams and goals. A big To Do List if you will.

If you believe in God, what do you ask for? Do you make a big list of wants and send them up to heaven, hoping He’ll fill the list? Is this how you plan your year, day, months, days? Do we reduce life to a list of things to do?

I’ve been blogging a lot about how to achieve your goals and how to build an adventurous life through planning. Maybe we need to bring it down to the moments as well as the year, months and days. If we intentionally make time for savouring and creating beautiful moments every day life will be all the sweeter.

In the midst of the To Do List how do we take time for the moments? Now? Today? Having an attitude of gratitude, curiosity, wonder and imagination, a thirst for learning and a sense of purpose helps us to view each day as a gift.

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We need to find the courage, strength, curiosity, alertness, belief, love and life we need in order to live fully in today, in the moment.

Today, I thank God I have this moment and all I have. The snuggles of a child on my lap, the wind rushing through gum trees, the luxury of time to read a riveting novel, the love of my family and a cup of T2 chocolate peppermint tea. Life is grand. This is what it means to savour the moments that build the foundation on which to have an adventure-filled inspired life

The moments add up to days, the days to months and the months to years. Begin a new outlook this January. Plan, prepare and strive, but also seek to live now—in this moment.

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About Elaine Fraser

Elaine realised she wanted to be a writer at ten years of age when the words flew off the page during a creative writing lesson. She studied English and Education at university and went on to spend many years as a high school English teacher teaching others how to write. In 2005, Elaine took the plunge and began writing full-time. Since then she has published five books and blogs at www.elainefraser.co. Elaine’s passion is to write about real issues with a spiritual edge. When she’s not travelling the world in search of quirky bookstores or attending writing retreats in exotic locations, she can be found in the Perth hills sitting in her library—writing, reading, mentoring writers and hugging her golden retriever.


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  • Em Hazeldean

    I *love* this. The moments add up to our days, but it’s the little moments that are so good. SO, so good. The snuggles and the breeze and the cups of tea – God’s love in it all. x

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