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"Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift - which is why they call it the present." – Bill Keane
Dwelling on the past and worrying about the future are futile habits, extremely futile habits. Living for today or in the “now” opens people’s mind to possibilities and imagination. I’m not suggesting never planning for the future or learning from your past. What I’m suggesting is when you’re working restrain from daydreaming about being on vacation, and when you’re on vacation, don’t fret over the work waiting for you at the office. We continually ponder noisy memories of our past and worry about what the future has in store for us. We don't appreciate living for today. Focus on your breathing, calm your mind, and enjoy the moment.
Living for today requires practice and self discipline. We have to become aware we are pondering the past or future; when recognizing either two try calming your mind by focusing on your breathing. If you are making pancakes for your children then enjoy the moment. When you are finished call them over to sit down and talk with them. Don’t look up at the clock or check your messages. Passing on this philosophy to your children will ensure they enjoy life to the fullest.