Encore: The Here And Now

Most days it’s frustrating to live in the future

where all you do is worry about what may happen or what is to come.

You lose yourself in a time that,

for the moment,

is irrelevant.

And worry about the drive you have to take on snow-covered streets…tomorrow

or the meeting you were supposed to have last week that was rescheduled for this coming Thursday.

You lose sleep over dentist appointments scheduled nine months from today.

The same emotional upheaval doesn’t happen when it’s something positively exciting that is in the future.


The “can’t wait for Christmas morning” excitement has seems to flee with the onset of adulthood and responsibilities.

We forget to see the beauty or the importance of the present.

The lessons to be learned in the here and now.

Tomorrow let’s try to live in the present.



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