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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kelly

Be Present Not Preoccupied

Do what you can, where you are, with what you’ve got. It seems simple, logical, and reasonable. But we spend so much of our time and energy trying to impact things we cannot impact.

Welcome back to Best Christmas Ever! Where we are exploring 28 ways to make this your best Christmas ever!

#19 is… Be present not preoccupied.

Preoccupied is one of the great curses of our age. Everyone has experienced someone preoccupied with their phone or preoccupied with themselves. Their preoccupation makes them unable to be present. Preoccupied is unavailable.

Of course, it is easy to recall times other people have been preoccupied. But when was the last time you were preoccupied?

Sometimes we can’t focus on the current thing because we are thinking about the next thing, and sometimes we are still caught up in the last thing. But preoccupied always prevents us from being present. And we can’t have our best anything if we are not present.

Everything good begins with being present. Being present is empowering. Your power to do good, and be good, and unleash a tidal wave of goodness in this world is relinquished when you are preoccupied.

What’s the answer? Be present… and do what you can, where you are, with what you’ve got.

Today I want to invite you to do that in a very practical way. Each year Dynamic Catholic serves more than 20 million people. We reach into their lives and inspire them with a message that meets them where they are, and leads them to where God is calling them to be. People often ask how we are able to do all that we do. What they usually mean is how do we pay for it.

The answer is very simple. People like you and me give $10 a month as members of the Ambassadors Club. For some people it’s a sacrifice, for others it’s an inconvenience (and there is tons in it for them as members of this amazing group of people), but more than anything else, they have decided that they will do their part.

So today, I am asking you to do your part. Do what you can, where you are, with what you’ve got. Click here to join a group of people who are having an enormous impact. You will be amazed at the impact $10 a month can have. You will amazed by what you learn from the other members. And you will be amazed by how it changes you and your life.

So, click here now, and join today. Thank you for being present to this request.

Matthew Kelly

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