“We are always …

“We are always getting ready to live but never living.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think about it….”We are always getting ready to live but never living.” (Emerson).

How often do we say to ourselves or to our significant others or to our families and friends, “I just wish I could get this or get that. I wish I had the house I’ve always wanted and a big yard for the kids. I wish I had more money, so I could do more things….” and on and on.

If only we would stop continuously putting so much mental energy toward “getting ready to live”, meaning we often times seem to be working on making our life the way we wish it could be. If we just started LIVING, maybe we would feel more content, more satisfied, maybe there would be more peace in our homes, in our hearts, in our relationships…even in the world.

Living in the moment, cherishing every second, recognizing the beauty and the life we have can be a true life-saver. We might as well live our lives today and even more than that, we should live our lives in the moment, to experience the joy and freedom that comes with acceptance and APPRECIATION for what it is that we have rather than continuously putting so much focus on what we don’t have.

You can make goals (as I even talked about in my last post) and they can also lead to happiness, but after you have taken some time out of your life to set your goals, practice seizing the moments of your life. Purposefully seek out and truly connect with what is happening right now. Do this over and over again and you will experience true living.

Thanks for reading.

Have Hope;



About Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA

Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA. Heather has obtained a master's degree in clinical social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a youth services minor. Heather is also a Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Additionally, Heather is a dedicated and passionate freelance writer. Heather takes interest in topics related to parenting, children, families, personal development, health and wellness, mental health, happiness, and life coaching.
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