Skipping Ahead Of The Present
Reb Noson of Breslov once wrote, "While this hour lasts don't think about the next."
Intellectually I understand the rationale behind this statement, however in reality I can't say that I abiding by it these past few days now that it is less than a week to the due date. It is not that I am worried or wonder how I will manage with another child, rather it is just the unadulterated excitement that I am feeling that keeps making my mind skip ahead into the future. Strangely, it seems as if my brain simply does not want to operate in the present.
I need to constantly remind myself that I can only operate in the here and now; that life's most precious moments are like shooting stars that will never be seen unless we are paying attention.