I’ve been listening to Patsy Clairmont while I force myself to run on my treadmill a few times per week. This morning as I was working out and listening, I was struck by this.
Patsy was talking about a marine she was seated next to on an airplane. He was returning home from Desert Storm and she said to him, “You must have thought of this moment many times while you were overseas.”
His reply, “Oh no, Maam. We were taught not to think about what might never be, but to be fully available right where we were.”
How often do I focus too far down the road and miss out on being fully available right now? Too often I think.