Good day, friends!
Today’s thought is about living in the present moment! This excerpt comes from Today’s Gift.
“No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves today.” – Brendan Francis
We often find ourselves yearning for tomorrow. We get carried away thinking about the next day’s big game or camping trip. We find ourselves daydreaming about how much fun we’ll have with our friends or what we’ll see in the park.
The next day comes and perhaps the excitement about the game diminishes because our friends can’t make it or the camping trip is canceled because of bad weather. We feel cheated and begin regretting the missed opportunities of yesterday.
When we find ourselves concentrating only on tomorrow, we need to stop and look around. We’ll begin to notice the joke a friend is telling, or the bird flying overhead. We will begin appreciating the joys of the moment.
When we live in the moment, we have no expectations about the next moment, and without expectations, we can’t be disappointed, only surprised.
I couldn’t connect to something more. This is what I am constantly trying to remind myself: You can’t live in the past or the future, you have to live for the Now. A book I go back to all the time, which I am sure I will reference more on here, is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It’s my absolute favorite. I have read it about 5 times now, and it just teaches you how to look at your life and appreciate the present moment. I think in this busy, non-stop world we live in, it’s important to remember that we won’t have a tomorrow if we don’t focus on ourselves today.