Wherever you are, be all there.
I am unsure who coined this quote, but I really do love it. My wife first introduced it to me when we were married back in 2015. As a family man with a wife and 4 children, who also works and is finishing up my final year at Creighton, I can tell you that life is busy! Oftentimes, when I do find myself attempting to settle down at home, I can drift away during conversations. This drift is typically carried by my thoughts of tasks that I need to accomplish in the next week. Another issue that I have, also has to do with a gift and that is being a futuristic thinker. I do not just plan for the upcoming months or year, but in my head, I am planning 3 to 5 years down the road. This can be positive and at the same time, a burden. My wife keeps me grounded and so does this quote. I feel that some of you can relate to this situation in some way or another. Maybe you are limited on time or perhaps your mind is constantly moving when you are needing to settle down. One of the things that helps me is prayer. I ask the Lord to keep me focused on my kids, or the friends I am with so that I can offer genuine quality time. My wife does this quite often and it’s rubbing off on me as well. I encourage each of you over the next weeks and months to consider praying and asking God to keep you focused on the people right in front of you and to remember, “Where ever you are, be all there”!
Written by John Horsechief