Be Present!

“Wherever you are, be all there!” -Jim Elliot

BE PRESENT. One of my more recent goals was the desire to be present. I’m a very ‘goal-oriented’ person… which sounds like a good thing- but trust me, it has its downside. The main one being, that it’s always been hard for me to ‘be present’ ‘in the moment’, wherever I am in my life. I sometimes get so caught up in the future that I forget that life is what’s happening HERE and NOW. Silly, right? So lately I’ve been trying to appreciate ‘each day’ and ‘each moment’… and ‘each of the people’ I get to spend them with.

YOU GUYS- It’s amazing what happens when you remember to fully live your life. When you step back and appreciate the little things. When you worry less about what’s to come and focus your energy into what’s already happening right now. Matthew 6:24 reminds me- “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

So today’s health tip? Goals are great and I’m all about making plans and striving for the future. But remember to step back, look around and count your blessings. Be kind, pour out love, and spend time with friends. Check out that local restaurant, jot down thoughts in a journal, and remember to pray. Eat dark chocolate (daily), drink coffee slowly, buy yourself flowers & BE PRESENT… life’s too short to waste.



  • Reply Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    Love this! It’s definitely something that I am always working on! (I’m very much a goal oriented person too!)

    March 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Ashley! It’s definitely been a process for me to learn to be present! But I’ve been loving it!

      March 22, 2017 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    So true!! What a great reminder. I am guilty too of getting weeks ahead of myself… but when I bring it back life is that much better. Such pretty photos too! xoxo

    March 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Julie! Being present has definitely been a process for me! Hope you’re having a great week!

      March 22, 2017 at 12:29 am
  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder <3

    March 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      You’re so welcome Rachel! Hope you have a lovely day!

      March 22, 2017 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    YES! It is so so important to be present – otherwise life flies by and you’re the one that misses out!

    March 18, 2017 at 12:35 am
    • Reply Cailee

      YES!! I used to have suchhh a tough time being present- but it’s such a rewarding process!

      March 22, 2017 at 12:27 am
  • Reply lucie

    Yes yes yes! Goals are so important, but not if you arent remembering to live in the moment! So much love to you Cailee!

    March 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      So well said Lucie! Thanks girl! So much love for you too! <3

      March 22, 2017 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Liv Bane

    A great reminder (and beautiful pictures of you!) Thanks for this, Cailee!

    March 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Liv! We tried to take fun pix but it was SO dark (even though it was golden hour!!) so I had to lighten them up a lot!

      March 22, 2017 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Hi Cailee! I love your blog and know from Instagram how much you love your dark chocolate treat at the end of the night.
    I have a great recipe for your own homemade dark chocolate. It uses a few simple ingredients, ups your intake of healthy fat and the best part….its sooooo much cheaper!!
    Let me know if you’re interested. Thanks!

    March 27, 2017 at 1:29 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Hey Kelly! Thanks so much- I’d love to know about your dark chocolate recipe!! You know I’m a chocolate LOVER!!!

      April 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Leave a Reply