DAILY HAPPINESS TIP #59- Live the Moment

"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this." -Henry David Thoreau

Have you ever found yourself incessantly thinking about how nice it would be to be under the covers in your own soft warm bed instead of working in front of the computer in your office? Worse is if you can’t stop worrying about tasks to do in your office while lying in your soft warm bed. A similar combination is dreaming about a vacation while working and worrying about work while vacationing.

These situations are obviously not where we want to be. In any of these instances, the person is guilty of wasting opportunities to find pleasure, fulfillment or joy in the situation s/he is in. Perhaps the problem is job-talent mismatch, “grass is greener on the other side” syndrome, or living either in nostalgia or in a rosy future that's all in the mind.

Live in every moment. Put less emphasis on the past or future, which we have no control over. It is in the present moment where we have the power to direct, where we can do something about, where we are given permission to utilize or spend. Someplace else or some other time are but illusions that we have no power over, so stop worrying or wasting time thinking about them.

Embrace the HERE and NOW…be grateful for the chance to create and claim your happiness…in every moment that we live.

"Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed." -Coreta Kent

Related tip: DAILY HAPPINESS TIP #56- Enjoy the Moment


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