Enjoying the moment(s)

One of the things I’ve learned to do while being single is to enjoy the moment, soak it all up…alone. Trust me it wasn’t easy at first because I was so used to being with someone all the time. Now that I’m single, I had to rediscover all the wants and likes in my life.

One of my favorite things to do is to go fishing. I go to a nearby park to fish, smoke a cigar, have the occasional meal, pray and hang out with friends. I make sure I take the time to breathe deeply, enjoy my surroundings and thank God through prayer for the things I see and feel. I don’t need to catch anything to make it great, if I do, then it’s like a bonus.

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In the past 3 years, I’ve taken small road trips to visit my brother in Yuma. The drive takes about 5-6 hours and I have learned to enjoy the time that goes by. During my drive I listen to great music, call someone and talk with them and pray. I’ll usually stop at an Indian Casino for a Prime Rib dinner too.

For me enjoying the moment(s) that life gives me helps to bring me back down to earth and remind me of all the things that God has done in my life. I can’t fully say that I’m completely healed from all the stuff that went down, but having my times alone to recharge has definitely helped. I think if anything, the best part about enjoying my new life is that I’ve been able to rediscover who I am and I really like the person I’ve become. I’m sure that enjoying the moment is a form of gratitude. I practice reminding myself of the things I’m grateful for all the time. It helps to defeat the negative thinking that can ensue when something triggers me.

Anyhow, the lesson for today is to enjoy the moment. Soak up the scenery and be grateful. Life is pretty good!

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