My past no longer concerns me. It belongs to divine mercy. My future does not yet concern me. It belongs to divine providence. What concerns me and what challenges me is today, which belongs to God’s grace and to the devotion of my heart and my good will. – St. Francis de Sales
At any minute it is what we are and are doing, not what we plan to be and do that counts. – J.R.R. Tolkien, from a letter to his son, Michael
It’s about living in the moment and appreciating the smallest things. Surrounding yourself with the things that inspire you and letting go of the obsessions that want to take over your mind. It is a daily struggle sometimes and hard work but happiness begins with your own attitude and how you look at the world. – Gretchen Rubin,
Begin each day as if it were on purpose. – Hitch
Little children live intensely in the present moment, neither in the past nor in the future. As the French writer LaBruyre once put it, ‘Children have neither past nor future, but they have something we seldom have – they rejoice in the present.
This is the child-like trait which the New Testament would have us imitate. Age quod agis – literally ‘do what you are doing’… The future does not exist and the past is gone forever. What we have is the present moment. By it we are fashioning our eternity. – Fr. Thomas Dubay (Source)