Living in the present moment. Somewhere yesterday I read that God doesn't give us grace for the future we imagine, but for the now that we live in. We can work ourselves up into a froth of anxiety about what might happen, but it's what actually happens that matters. And that's what we ought to live, from moment to moment, our now.
I have always struggled with the concept of living in the present moment. Sometimes I feel that I have wished my life away always waiting for "tomorrow". When will I enjoy "today"?
Thank you both very much for your thought-provoking comments. No matter how difficult life seems sometimes, Almighty God gives us the grace to fulfill our daily duties--but we must ask Him for these graces. I know that I forget to ask often enough, but my good Angel is always there to help me remember. Dear Hannah, I know just what you mean. But today is truly God's gift to us--it is "the present+, after all. And H. Heide, a wise friend once told me that I should remember to always focus on this day, that is, the one in which I am living at the time, for then tomorrow's troubles would take care of themselves. May Almighty God richly bless you both.