It is so easy to get caught up in the yesterdays; wondering "if only I would have...", or picking at festering regrets in that achy spot just to the right of your heart, or compemplating "How did I get here?"
Or just as easily (although probably when you were younger) daydream about the possibilities of the future - from nudges in direction to visions of granduer, losing yourself in the clouds to the point they are consuming.
But if you live for right now, the prize is right there ...is this moment. Live in the now and discover the gems in every single opportunty whether good or bad. In this moment while you are reading this you are likely consumed in your screen, however there is a world of life to experience around you. Take a moment to look up from your screen and explore the tree outside the window, feel the warmth of the sun, listen to the words of the song playing in the background, watch a mother lovingly tend to her child (if you are in Starbucks), or listen to the noises inside of you - you might learn a lot.
The beauty of this approach is that as soon as the experience of this moment is over, there is a whole new one to explore.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.