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Living the Moment

March 6, 2016
by Mary Jantz
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I Travel

I travel to take pictures…to catch moments…to make memories…to develop an attitude of gratitude. In the moment I can feel life; smell the aromas, listen to nature…the sounds of people…and the hum of technology, see brilliant colors or the contrast of black and white, touch and taste. My travels take me anywhere my mind and body want to go; the backyard, neighborhood, county, state, this great country, and areas outside the boarders.

It’s that simple, slow life down to the moment. Time will stand still. You will discover you are ageless…an eternal being.  In the moment you can look for His gifts and develop a life of gratitude. You will discover that you live a life of abundance and you may even discover Him, the Creator of all things…the lover of your soul.

Enjoy a moment and discover yourself. Take the time to enjoy my philosophy. I don’t know how they did it, but someone captured my thoughts in pictures. Maybe everyone chasing life with a camera gets it…the moment. Start now… to live the moment…to live in harmony with nature and others.

 

January 31, 2016
by Mary Jantz
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Windows With Glass

Gratitude. We take our lives for granted, and don’t even recognize the gifts that surround us. I am one of those, living a life of abundance…and taking it all for granted. Do you take your life for granted? Do you often think you do not have enough? What ever happened to gratitude?

I followed a school bus as it stopped and  let two children off to go to their home. I just didn’t realize it was a home. There was no sign of life as the children opened the door, went in, and closed the door. The windows were boarded up. The windows had no glass. It looked abandoned. I never knew someone lived there…that it was someone’s home. What would it be like to live in a home that had windows with boards?

I live in a home that has windows with glass…all of them, have glass. My  life  allows me to have glass in my windows. Glass that keeps the cold out and the warm in. Glass that can open her eyes and let cool breezes in, and her summer aromas floating through my home. The aromas of cut grass, budding flowers, and burgers cooking on the grill. Glass that closes her eyes and repels the rain from a summer downpour and a winter chilly blustery wind.  Glass that lets the sun shine in to warm the floor and bathe the cat. When the sun disappears  moon shadows dance across my floor waiting for an encore.   I live a life of abundance, we live lives of abundance.

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Several years ago my life changed when I started living the moment. Looking for His gifts. Giving thanks.  My life is happier and I laugh easier. Do you want to be happier, handle stress, and have a sense of well being? Refocus. Accept the challenge.  Start living the moment. Looking for His gifts. Giving thanks…everyday. Your life will change, I promise.

Thank You for glass, and the sun that warms my bed, bathes my cat, and fills my house with warmth.

Living the moment. Looking for His gifts. Giving thanks.

January 9, 2016
by Mary Jantz
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Picked Out Of Eternity…Placed Into Time

Living the moment. Are you doing it? Are you living the here…the now?

Too often we are  baggage collectors… trash haulers. We keep living in the past with all of it’s guilt, shame, disappointments, grief, failures…I think you get the picture. We are captured in a prison cell without the key. Sights, sounds, music, aromas…take us back, back to a place that no longer exists.

Maybe we have moved from being  trash collectors to time travelers speeding into the future at the speed of light. We are planning, dreaming, calculating…when suddenly, without warning we are attacked with worry, anxiety, doubt, and fear. Voices from the past speak to our future. Can we really pull it off…this dream of ours? Can we really exist, can we really make a difference?

We are beings of eternity, placed into time…and we have forgotten who we are. We have forgotten that we are created to live the moment inside and outside of time. The only key to the freedom we seek, the only key to escape from the prison of the past or future is the now. The moment…the here. Beings of the now, created to live the moment… to look for the gifts, His gifts, and to give thanks. Look, live and give. The result? Peace, and the ability to change lives and our environment…because we have changed.

There is no doubt about it, the world is changing…and we are seeing chaos. We are becoming a fearful people, lacking trust…and there is only one way out. The moment.

Look, Live and Give is the answer to the negativity that surrounds me, the negativity that wants to invade my being…your being, and make us ineffective. Let me help you capture the moments. How? With our senses. A moment can be seen, felt, tasted, heard, oh and don’t forget the aromas that surround us. I capture moments with photos and verse, and help you capture moments by sharing the moments I have captured.  Learn to live the life created for you, regardless the circumstances. Live the moment. Look for His gifts. Give thanks. Join me, become… it’s a journey.

 

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Icing on  cold mornings, feet that fit into boots that take me from here to there, the aroma of hot apple cider, and sleeping in…under blankets, with a pillow…in a bed.  Thank You for cold mornings… reminders that I am surrounded by warmth, and I have a new day with a new start…living the now. I am living the moment. Looking for His gifts. Giving thanks.

Do you have a moment to share?