If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today. ~Author Unknown
I read that on one of my friends' Facebook page this morning. (Thanks TL!) It struck a note with me. We are now in Day 2 of the New Year. The ending/beginning of a year is the time that a lot of people think back on the past year, and look forward to change in the new year. Nothing wrong with that, not at all. But we do have to remember that we have to live in today. It's great to look at the past: learn from our mistakes, remember good times, forgive, and let go. It's also great to have goals and aspirations for the future. But if we are so focused on the past or the future, we will miss the present moment that will become that past happy memory, or that first step towards that goal.
Live every moment to the fullest. If you overlook it by waiting for the future, it has become a missed opportunity of the past.