I enjoy recalling memories of events from the past, both happy and sad,
how these have brought color into my life,
how these have helped me become the person I that I am today.
But memories are in the past and are no more.
They exist only in my mind and in my heart.
My dreams and aspirations are in the future and are not yet.
They exist only in my imagination and in my will.
The only reality I truly have and can work upon is the present, my here and now.
Life is a great gift and it exists only in the present.
Everything I am and everything I have is but the present.
Sure, I got here because of where I was in the past;
and it is from here that I will walk into my future.
Everything that happens to me happens in the here and now.
Here is the best time to be happy. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow.
Now is the best time to be good. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow.
I relish the present moment with deep gratitude
and make it count like it were my only moment,
making it my eternity as well.