I read that former movie star and diplomat Shirley Temple Black learned about the power of living in the moment from her mother-in-law. Evidently when her husband, Charles, was a boy, he asked his mother, “What was the happiest moment of your life?” “This moment, right now,” she responded. “But what about all the other happy moments in your life? What about when you were married?” he asked. She laughed and said, “My happiest moment then was then. My happiest moment now is now. You can only really live in the moment you’re in. So to me that’s always the happiest moment.”
If you need to make changes in yourself and your environment, don’t dwell on your past. You can’t change it. Don’t worry about your future. You can’t control it. Focus on the current moment and what you can do now.
Today marks another great day in your life. You must ask yourself if whether you are repairing or preparing. Most often instead of you focusing on today and preparing for the future, you spend a chunk of time repairing your past. You will never get better if you keep dwelling in your past.
You were not created to be perfect; you were created to be happy. Turn the tables hence forth and prepare for the future. It is time to write the book you wish to read, the song you wish to hear, and the poetry you wish to write. The time is now. Live the moment whiles you prepare for the future.