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.

 

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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…

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 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

 

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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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Let It Be…

 

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We always learn something from our relationships but sometimes life takes us in separate directions. Sometimes there is friction. In order to thrive, sometimes we need to just be, remember the good and move forward.

 

The haunting words, “Let It Be” can show the way to wisdom and hope in a toxic situation or relationship. In times of trouble, my personal prayerful message is, “Let it be, be with me.” “Me” meaning the love and living spirit of Christ.

 

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Let It Be, the song

The Beatles music left a mark on the history of our lives. I wonder if four teenage boys, who enjoyed making music together, perceived the notion that they would spend decades collaborating and performing together? Their songs live on even after their break-up.

 

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The Beatles

 

“Let It Be” was the final release before Paul McCarthy announced his leaving the group and the subsequent break-up of The Beatles.

 

“Let it be, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it be.”

(Song excerpt written by Paul McCarthy of The Beatles)

 

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The World Mourns the musician, Prince

As the world mourns the musician, Prince, I wondered: Why do celebrity musicians like The Beatles and Prince touch us and arouse our curiosity? In retrospect, a song’s melody can effect our essence, the lyrics can speak to us while the rhythm can embody us as we go through life’s challenges, joys and sorrows.

 

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Prince explains the meaning of “Purple Rain”: “When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue= purple… purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/God guide you through the purple rain.”

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As the saying goes, “Let go. Let God.”

 

Wishing you wisdom and grace,

Maria Lauren

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Maria Lauren (a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio)

 

Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated.

All content is copyrighted.