Live in the Moment

January 30, 2012
By Hannah Conrad BRONZE, Maplewood, Minnesota
Hannah Conrad BRONZE, Maplewood, Minnesota
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Your mind meditates on the past, the present, and the future.
The anger pulsing through your thick veins is like a ticking time bomb, waiting to detonate.
Regret over the way things turned out fills you to the brim, leaving no room for excess emotions.
You’re constantly reflecting on yesterday, last year, your childhood.
The past has passed; it is gone, finished.

Why do you waste every second of every day examining it?
You have the tendency to worry about tomorrow.
You wonder what will become of you when you graduate from high school.
You ponder over how you will reach your goals once you have a career.
You spend your whole life mulling over tomorrow,

And looking to the future to make you happy.
You believe with all you heart that hearing two simple words spoken to you across the alter on your wedding day will envelope you with joy.
You say nothing can make you happier than looking into your fragile newborn’s eyes and seeing all the love and care within them.
But you can’t enjoying having children without a big house overlooking a decent sized bed of water somewhere always comfortably warm.
And you can’t enjoy your home without expensive décor aligning every wall, and a fast, bright red automobile parked in the garage.

You postpone your happiness waiting for your perfect future date.
That never arrives.
You must learn to be in the moment.
Live your life fully today.
Tomorrow will take care of itself.

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