6Dana Lynne Curry_9508[1]I have been doing a lot of thinking and reading lately about being present, and today I had kind of an AHA moment (also known as an epiphany in the world of English literature… just ask my students about it… they are so sick of me bringing this up! But they’re really smart!).

Today I was feeling really happy! Yay! And I felt SO good. And, because I was so happy, I was friendly, and smiling, and chatty (and I assumed I am smart and capable, and everybody likes me, and oh!– I am cute! JK! not).

And my AHA moment was when I realized TIME BENDING.

I was so present, that my past and future dropped off. SO AWESOME!

For those of us who have spent much of our time in REGRET (pain around our past) and WORRY (pain around the future), TIME SEEMS FOREVER DAUNTING.

  • We relive past pain
  • We lose sleep
  • We are up in our heads
  • We feel fuzzy
  • We are out of touch
  • We make up stories in our heads and believe them
  • We are not paying attention
  • We are scared and nervous
  • We are sad
  • We keep re-wounding ourselves
  • We continually beat on ourselves

I noticed today that when I give the players around me my full attention, LIFE comes ALIVE; I am not breathing, but life breathes me. And I am able to be in the moment, present with that which simply IS, holy in front of me.


In my life, I have spent a lot of time and energy wishing:

  • I was with someone else
  • I was smarter, cuter BLAH BLAH BLAH
  • My body was different
  • I had more _____
  • My past was different
  • ANYTHING was different
  • EVERY FREAKIN’ thing was different

When my vibration is negative, I call in experiences, people, and events that mirror this vibration.

It’s a hell of a lot of “NO!”

When I celebrate and feel gratitude for all that is before me (even the total crappiest CRAP), I bring in goodness and light. I celebrate the NOW.

It’s a heavenly “YES (and thank you)…” 

This, my superfriend, is an amazing shift.

Note to self: the woman who changed my oil today told me she missed me already as I was driving away; I yelled, “I Love you!” as I drove out. WHO KNEW! AWESOME-SAUCE!

Where is your vibration? How can you command a HEAVENLY “YES” – even when it comes to the hard stuff?

Please share in the comments… I love you!




Dana Lynne Curry, Ph.D., has been teaching middle school English (with no low bun) for over 23 years. She is a grateful writer, storyteller, teacher and student. Find Dana at funfreeME and on Twitter.

  • Brian in Denver

    I love your posts, these writings of yours are deep, revealing, very wise, silly and always make me smile. And I disagree, you are very cute! One question…. What is up with all the caps in your profile?

    Thank you for your honesty, work with our kids, and your oh so bright light… Please keep glowing and shining. I love the view!

    Brian in Denver

    • danalynnecurry

      Hey Brian (or is it BRAIN!!!) in Denver–
      Thanks for the great feedback. It’s god to know someone appreciates me waving my freak flag….WOOOOOO HOOO! It took me a long time to celebrate it.
      The caps in my profile are called toggles . . . and they reflect my ups and downs…
      Beacon Love! (and Bacon-Love, of course . . . a family food group!),

    • The Daily Love

      Thanks for reading, Brian! -TDL Team

  • Fé Avouglan

    I love you too!

    • danalynnecurry

      Back at you, girlfriend!

  • Andrea

    WOW Dana! This is fantastic, and you obviously are a force of nature…wild and free! Blessings to you and keep on keeping on!

    • danalynnecurry

      Hey Andrea–thanks for the feedback. I try to be a force of nature—blessings back on you squared!

    • The Daily Love

      Thanks for reading and sharing, Andrea! We really appreciate it! -TDL Team

  • KQuad98

    Thanks for this, it helps…I wish I would have seen it about five minutes sooner before doing something I regret…oops, I lost your message there for a moment – no regrets – just move on and be.
    Thanks for “bringing me back” this evening. Thanks for a light, uplifting read. 🙂

    • The Daily Love

      Wishing you all the best… Thanks for reading 🙂 -TDL Team