It’s a posture, isn’t it?
To live not depressed about the past, or anxious about the future, but grateful about now. Lives lived in the present can be filled with joy, peace and appreciation. Lives lived anywhere else will always mortgage that same present with woes belonging to other days, all heaped up into one.
There is a discipline in living life one day at a time. We can plan for the future, and reflect on the past, but the present should be the lens through which all that is viewed.
Think of it like building a puzzle. You have the final picture on the box. If finishing it becomes the only goal, putting it together becomes a burden instead of a joy.
Doing so shifts the focus from the challenges and failures of the past, and the performance pressure and measuring sticks of the future.
Turns out, you have plenty to be grateful for today.