“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
You have this moment. Here and Now. The past has passed; the future yet to come. Time is elusive. It will evades when you don’t take notice. Your body is here; your mind is elsewhere. Your child asked you a question. You did not hear. You are eager to get things done. Just one more thing I should be good to go. You are busy. People will understand, but they don’t. Your actions show who and what are important to you. You can say many words, but actions will tell. They only listen to your actions. Choose your actions with your heart.
Remember you have only this moment, give that moment the precious attention it deserves. When you spend time with your wife and children, put your heart and mind to them. Enjoy this moment that you have with them. A simple dinner will bond the hearts. Memories are created. And they will live within their hearts. Nothing can take those away. Only you can take away that precious moment. The time is now, take a deep breath, and live this moment. If you don’t focus on the now, the past will be regrets, the future will be sorrows. Cherish the here and now!