Appreciate the Moment.

Posted by Zak Reid

Being present is our ideal state. When we’re living in the current moment, not worried about the future and what may happen, or what has happened, we’re at our best.

As we approach the holidays and end of the year, let’s try to acknowledge and appreciate each day, each interaction, each moment.

Let’s remember to appreciate the moment.

Happy old 1890s Naples' couple. Appreciate the moment.

A Naples’ couple enjoying the moment a few years ago… Postcard circa the 1890s.

I’m currently in the United States. I’m visiting family and friends with my girlfriend by my side and it’s been amazing. For a majority of the past week I haven’t had internet connectivity, and I’ve loved being be offline. No smartphone; no distractions; just the present.

I’ve enjoyed the powerful feeling that each moment is precious and to be appreciated. I know I have a finite trip and so I need to take advantage of each opportunity. Great friends and family – important moments – these all need my full attention.

As your year winds down and closes out, I recommend for you to do the same. Take advantage of your day and the people you have time to interact with. Enjoy this opportunity, this moment.

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Last time I was on vacation, before I left, I had the same idea to Disconnect to Reconnect. To allow myself to get away from distractions that can block my vision from what’s important.

Do you stay present, and appreciate each interaction, or do you get distracted?

As I am on vacation, I won’t be writing much until the week of the 5th. I may host a guest writer or two while I’m out to keep Quick Me Ups headed your way.

“You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.” – Nadia Comaneci

As 2014 comes to an end, I will try to be as present as I can and appreciate each experience. It’s the perfect time to appreciate, be thankful, and enjoy the ride.

I hope you have an amazing last week of 2014.

“What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.” – Sai Baba

If that’s a good pattern in our past, let’s make it better. If it’s not a great pattern, let’s create a better one – now, in the present. And let’s not forget to enjoy it.

Appreciate the Moment.

Zak Reid

I'm Zak, the Creator and Owner of Quick Me Ups. You can find out more about & contact me at

Comments ( 5 )

  1. Replykatelon
    Glad you are having a great trip! Enjoy the rest of your vacation and holidays!
  2. ReplyJoey
    Enjoy your trip and disconnection!
  3. ReplyIva Ursano
    Thanx for the reminder Zach! Enjoy your time "off" and Happy New Year!
  4. Replyyprior1
    thanks for the awesome reminder - about the now - and being present :) <3 and Happy new year Zac!!
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