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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chapter 10, Page 25, Book 17

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Just for today I’ll focus on the present moments as they come.

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

Jim Bishop

Choosing to live in the past or the future not only robs you of enjoyment today, it robs you of truly living.   And you can’t fully appreciate today if you worry too much about tomorrow. It’s a fact that tomorrow is going to happen whether you worry about it or not.

Too often we waste present moments feeling guilty about the past or apprehensive about the future. Truth is there definitely is a past, but not now. And there definitely is a future, but not now.  You can only live one moment at a time, you might as well make it the present.

Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.

Art Buchwald


betty said...

So true to live in the present is the best way to live. The past is definitely gone and the future we shouldn't stew about.


jack69 said...

Now Imma liking Art's quote! I like to read something that hits home, that does. As always THANKS!

Chatty Crone said...

I like what the bibles says too -
Proverbs 17:22

22 A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.

Love, sandie

Debbie said...

Thank you for visiting the Lakehouse and leaving your sweet comment.
I agree with you about enough worry in today....
It took me years to realize how many blessings I was missing in each day by thinking about the past, and worrying about tomorrow.
Your posts always make me "think"....
Have a great day!
Love to you.

Martha said...

I totally agree! I used to waste way too much precious time thinking about the past and worrying about the future, but as we get older it becomes much easier to live in the present! Have enjoyed reading your blog over this last week while we were in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately it's was the mobile version and I was unable to comment. Hope you are having a great week!

Mevely317 said...

Like Jack said, I like Art Buchwald!
The hard part is finding something to appreciate when you're stuck in rush-hour traffic for 90 minutes. LOL!


Just like the way Art Buchwald put it. "Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got."