Forever is Composed of Nows

An open letter to the bride posting on Facebook:

For the the love of everything holy – STOP.

Step away from the phone and live in the moment.  This is your wedding day, and I can tell you from experience – the one thing you will regret more than anything if something happens to your spouse – is that you were staring down at your phone when something special was happening for the both of you.

Your life is so much more than keeping your Facebook family up on what is going on real-time during your wedding day.

Live in the moment.  Be present.  Put down the phone and FEEL why you are there.  You are not there for Facebook likes or Instagram congrats.  You are there for the love of your spouse.  Because you want to be with them and no one else.

Act like it. Please. Trust me on this one.

{This is, of course, a hind sight is 20/20 thing, and I am still not always at my most present- but I’m working on it.  I’ve even gotten to the point that I leave my camera behind at big family events because I want to be fully aware of everything I am feeling. }

Live in the Moment!


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3 Comments on Forever is Composed of Nows

  1. karen armstrong
    August 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm (8 years ago)

    You amaze me young one.
    Thank you for continuing on being one of the realest human BEINGS, I have encountered.
    With heartfelt kindnesses your way always,

  2. Alison
    August 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Such wise words. Life in this culture of social media has become consumed by so much “posting” and trying to impress or outdo someone…. and often a real failure to connect, to really communicate in a meaningful way. Quality time should be treasured.

    There is no guarantee of a “future”, each day and the people you care about need to be valued and enjoyed. It is easy to be consumed by work responsibilities, etc. but loss ( of a spouse, children, parent, natural disaster event, etc.) teaches you what/who really mattered. Live your life each day with love and kindness, let people you care about know they are valued NOW, not at their funeral. Because with loss comes many regrets for what has been taken from you;, no matter how wonderful a life you had, it was taken all too soon. Don’t take a moment for granted.

  3. Rhonda
    August 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Hannah, truer words were never spoken.. If I had a dime for every post I see on FB and elsewhere from people wanting to let everyone in on their lives, they are missing it themselves! Social media is fine, but you can’t live your life if you are spending too much time posting about what you are doing every minute.. A wedding is a pretty important event in a life.. It would be a shame to miss your own wedding while it is actually happening! Love and hugs to you little wise one.