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Wendy lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and a varying number of foster kids. She freelances as an art director, writer, and designer.

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  1. Great post. I can totally identify with being both a planner and a worrier (though, of course, I don’t want to take a part in worry).

    I have thought a lot, too, of being sure to live intentionally and purposefully. To view this blessed time as something to enjoy and learn from now, not just to plan what I might learn tomorrow.

    Glad you brought attention to this!

  2. I never considered preoccupation with what I needed to get done as a form of worry. Hmmm, you’ve given me something to think about. I AM acquainted with being so focused on my task at hand that I’m oblivious to what’s going on around me, so this serves as a gentle reminder to be aware…especially of the people who might need my eyes, ears…and heart!

  3. We were just listening to Rob Bell’s Everything is Spiritual again and I love one of his points about us learning to be “human beings not human doings.” He encouraged us to “be all here” in this moment because that is all we truly have and that is where He is. Love it! Great post!

  4. I SO needed to read that today! I’ve been feeling stressed and worried, and even though I coach my yoga students to focus on NOW, I haven’t practicing that myself.
    Thank you!

  5. Oh, Wendy, I am a fellow worrier. I’ve had people tell me the exact same thing about waving and me not responding. Thanks for the reminder that attention is affection in so many ways. I’m so glad we can rest in His grace–it just takes a lot of practice, huh? 🙂

  6. Thank you x 100..
    i am not a planner,
    or a detail person..
    but i make lists when my brain is so overloaded i cant function properly!
    then i turn into some half crazed zombie, staring into space, bumping into things, doing things too fast and spilling them..
    like you very correctly said, these things will get done whether i stress over them or not..
    the now is now and you dont get now back! you are right my dear.
    I remember a ever-so-hippy-friend of mine in university telling me to stop and look at the trees while im waiting at the bus-stop, to actually see the beauty and not worry if the bus is late or about my lecture or about my late assignment..
    I felt very un-spiritual and thought she was ever so wise!
    🙂
    I appreciate your post because it is something God has been telling me lots and with gentle reminders somewhere along the line i will actually live it out and pratice it well.
    Here’s to hoping..
    love Grace