the entirely imperfect right now

“Let’s not waste our lives searching for perfection tied up with a fairy tale bow. Let’s choose, right now, to grab hold of our real lives, our true selves and embrace every second of this challenging, gritty, beautiful, messy reality that we have instead.”Mary Carver

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Sometimes, Saturdays are for finding a sunny corner of a local coffee shop and just being present in our right now, forgetting the stuff that’s weighing us down and choosing to be, as Shauna Niequist wrote, “deeply present in the present, in the mess, in the waiting, in the entirely imperfect right now.”

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So, on Saturday, that’s exactly what I chose to do.

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I was present in the sunshine, in the laughter, and in the sampling of creamy soy lattes, buttery breakfast sandwiches, and maybe even a fudgy vegan chocolate crinkle cookie (because, really, how can you fully experience a new coffee shop without sampling the pastries?!). ;)

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Right now, this is life, my friends, this is the entirely imperfect right now, and I don’t want to miss a moment of it.

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2 thoughts on “the entirely imperfect right now

  1. Ren says:

    I love visiting new coffee shops, though the last one I frequented was a tad sketchy and gave me the creeps. It looks like you and your friend had a blast, though! :)

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