Henri Nouwen, in his book, Finding My Way Home, challenges his reader to try something new. He states, "A waiting person is someone who is present to the moment, believing that this moment is the moment." You may not think it is something new, but be honest, how often are you really, fully living in the moment? We day dream, text, plan, and obsess all the time, but rarely, if ever are we truly focused on the moment.
Some time today, take five full minutes and embrace the moment you are in. Listen intentionally. Feel the temperature around you. Let your senses rule your mind for a moment. After the five minutes are up, offer God a prayer for the life and blessings God has placed all around you.