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March 3, 2020

Life is more BEAUTIFUL when we are PRESENT!

As I’ve become a mom, I’ve had a greater sense of urgency to be more present every day – an urgency to “be all there” for my boys, without distractions pulling me from being the mom they need.

I want them to see my eyes and I want to hear every word they say and see the sweet, silly things they do! As I’ve worked towards being more present and setting more boundaries with my phone, work, tv, and the many other distractions life throws my way, I have realized it is a huge challenge, an uphill climb most of the time. In order to live differently, to push away distractions, and be more present in our own lives, I believe we all need encouragement in this area.

“Wherever you are, be all there.”

-Jim Elliot

The first topic in my Unstoppable Year Course is Be PresentKate Merrick had so many helpful things to say about this important subject! In addition to the entire month we spend on this topic in the course, here are some words of encouragement meant to inspire and cheer YOU on to live Unstoppable by being more present in your own beautiful, messy life!

Embracing exactly where we are helps us be present.

“Wherever you are, be all there.”

-Jim Elliot

Unplugging helps us be present.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

-Anne Lamott

Rest helps us be present.

“And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”

-Genesis 2:2-3

Gratitude helps us be present.

“No amount of regret changes the past. No amount of anxiety changes the future. But any amount of gratitude changes the present.”

-Ann Voskamp

Be inspired to live fully present and be amazing you, because life is more BEAUTIFUL when we are PRESENT!

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