Living in the Present

Living in the Present

Give your present to the world… YOU!

Okay, I’m sure you heard the phrase, ‘the present is our present,’ meaning our gift… blah, blah, blah… but it’s the truth! The good news is we can discover our present and our truth every day. Wow! What a concept! So, everyday can be a celebration of life or….

I know what you’re thinking! I can hear the trickling of cynicism beating on your brain but I’m not a Pollyanna! However, I used to be until I lived life into my September years.



Inspiration from Rocky Balboa


Life has many twists and turns. In the following movie clip, ‘Rocky Balboa’ explains what life can do to your spirit. The setting is familiar to me because I was born in Philadelphia. I’m a huge fan of all the ‘Rocky’ movies!


Rocky Balboa’s Inspirational Speech to his son


One thing I have learned…



 It is a great comfort to know that I am never alone. God is always with me and Jesus is my friend, the ‘present’ that keeps giving.

Bible verses from the book of Psalms…

“The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.” – Psalms 145:20

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”Psalms 62:8




Living in the present… Observing change… Proceeding with caution

The change of seasons and the changes of life can be a curiosity.

As the hot sun beats on the Malibu Beach, I am impelled to walk down to the Pacific Ocean to cool off. The mighty ocean waves pull me in different directions just like life. The currents tug at my legs while my feet sink deeply into the sand. As I use my core strength to maintain my balance, I dare not catch a wave to body surf. Still, I can feel refreshed as I watch the marvel of it all.

Wishing you a wonderful present,

Maria Lauren (aka: Maria Elena Alberici-Riccio)



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3 thoughts on “Living in the Present

    • Laura, I’m glad to know that you and hubby are walking on the beach. Breathing in the fresh, salty air is wonderful for your well-being.
      Miss you both! Thanks for keeping in touch.

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