Living in the "present"
Enjoying the moment ...
So much of what we do as teachers revolves around planning for the future, examining the "what ifs" if students don't get the lesson, working backwards from a future goal ... all significant, important, good.
And yet, if we aren't careful we can lose sight of the present. Confession ... sometimes I have found it difficult to pay attention to students, their stories, jokes, even their questions ... because my mind is churning up the future ... what I have to do next. Not good!
So ... my goal is to live in the present as much as possible this semester!
Quotes I'm pondering ... !
“Tomorrow is tomorrow.
Future cares have future cures,
And we must mind today.”
― Sophocles, Antigone
“What day is it?"
It's today," squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day," said Pooh.”
― A.A. Milne
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
― Henry David Thoreau
Your words are a great reminder to all of us. We miss so much of the present while anticipating what will come next. My intention is to savor every moment. Thank you!ReplyDelete