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Right In Front Of Me

Right In Front Of Me 

by Gina Valley

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Right In Front Of Me

Why do I not see

that everything I truly need

is right here       

right in front of me?


Why do I search on

Ever scaling mountains gone

Quite alone

Through dry desert dawn?


Why do I reach for

That in haze which can’t run or roar

Still unseen

Treasures yet in store?


Why do I look to

That which was held and released passed through

Gone in good

Pictures my mind drew?


Why do I not see

that everything I truly need

is right here       

right in front of me?

By Gina Valley


Are you fully present in your world today?  Are you seeing everything and everyone around you?

I struggle with that.

There are so many things I should be doing, so many things I wish I’d done differently.

All good things.

But, the good is the enemy of the best, and the best is found in the here and now.

I’m trying to be more intentional as I move about in my world.  I was planted here for a reason.  I don’t want to miss a thing.

If I don’t keep my focus on this place, this time, these people, I will miss everything that truly matters.

To that end, I’m striving to be fully present.

I hope you are, too.



How do you help yourself stay focused on what’s happening in your world today?  How do you combat distractions?   Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

4 Responses
  • Jessica
    April 21, 2013

    I love your post! I try to remind myself to stay present but it’s all too easy to get distracted with what needs to be done.

    Have fun with a-z.

  • steve shapiro
    April 22, 2013

    Why? Because it’s there.

    Um, that’s mountain climbing, sorry.

  • Chontali
    April 24, 2013

    Love how you wrote that your best is in the here and now. I’m trying to stay focused and avoid distractions by writing “to-do” notes, hanging up signs, putting stickies on my laptop and my desk to remind me of whatever I need to do. Sure I make mistakes and get off track, but I try not to dwell. I just get right back on, because as you wrote, I’m here for a reason.