Right Now.

"That's the magic, love. That you really love your RIGHT NOW."

I said these words recently to a friend as she was talking about how happy she was even though her life is not going at all according to plan. I laughed out loud as I thought about plans and how well they normally work. If plans worked, I would be celebrating my eighteenth wedding anniversary with a houseful of children. Or I would be a curator at an esteemed museum and have several cats. Or, reaching further back, I would own a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich shop on a beach.

Obviously plans don't work. Sometimes, not even plans for the weekend.

But here we are, and the magic is truly in loving the "right here, right now." No matter how far it is from the all important plan.

My "right here, right now" includes watching the Broncos, Brussels sprouts pizza, and this.


This was the furthest thing from what I had planned for the weekend, but here I am, right now. And I love my "right now." I will still keep planning, but I also know that life is good, no matter how the plans work out.

Peace and love and plans and pugs, cupcakes.

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