There are two meanings for the word, “Present”.  One definition is a gift or package, given for Christmas,  or exchanged for birthdays, or just a present to another, or even a gift to ourselves!  A present is sometimes wrapped, in a box. 

However, The best gift, I am going to write about, is LIVING IN THE PRESENT.

Lets talk more about the other meaning of “Present”, used, as a timeframe reference.  For example, there is the past, the present, and the future.  I am sure you already know all of this, so please bear with me.

Although the definitions seem so “far apart”, they DO CONNECT.

We all need to remember how very important it is, “TO MENTALLY, STAY IN THE PRESENT”,with our mind, our heart, our body, and our soul. 

The only reasons to think about the past, is to LEARN from a previous mistake you’ve  made,
or to remember, with sentiment, a loved one who has passed.  Otherwise, we have NO NEED to dwell in the past.  Yet, if we are completely honest with ourselves, we often do…Some of us actually live in the past, especially when we are not happy with our present situation.

Lets talk about the future, because if we’re NOT living in the PRESENT, or we’re not “thinking about
the past”, WE are worrying about the FUTURE!  The bills, our relationship, our business dealings,
what to pack for our vacation, which is the time were supposed to be rewarding ourselves with relaxation! 

The only reason we should be “thinking” about the future, is to plan for our retirement, or to organize a plan of action, yet, in all reality, most of the time we spend when thinking our future, is SPENT, worrying!

Today, give yourself a gift, a present….Stop your thoughts when they start drifting to the future or past, and ENJOY THE MOMENT your experiencing right now!  Sadly, the present, minute by minute becomes, the past. 

Stop, and take a deep breath, and think of all the things in your life to be thankful for.  You can’t imagine how much Joy and Happiness will be added to your life, by remembering to “live in the moment”.  Try wrapping up this wonderful gift, and you will find the abundance added to your life,, will be the paper wrapped around your heart, with happiness.
Living in the “present” is a present;  the greatest one you will ever receive……SL

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