We had a lovely respite from the humidity today! It was a beautiful sunny, warm but pleasant, breezy day–in the 70s and NO humidity! I can manage summer with little to no humidity, since I can breathe better. Makes me really happy! 🙂
So far we have covered six of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness. Remember, this is not an affiliate link – I’m not making any money from linking to Karl Moore’s book. I highly recommend it, since I’m only sharing little “snippets” here and he expands significantly on each rule of happiness in his book.
In case you have missed any rules, here they are:
Now here’s today’s rule of happiness…
Rule #7 – Happiness Is Only Ever NOW
“We spend so much time waiting to be happy in the future, or worrying about the past, that we forget to live in the moment.
But here’s the thing: Life is transient. The past has gone. The future is just a dream.
The only time that truly exists ever is RIGHT NOW.
RIGHT NOW is the ONLY time you can do or change ANYTHING in your life.
And NOW is the only time you have.” –Karl Moore
“Few of us ever live in the present,
we are forever anticipating what is to come
or remembering what has gone.”
– Louis L’Armor
This one is thought-provoking. We do so often get stuck in the rut of bemoaning our past (which we can’t do anything about) or worrying about the future (which we can’t directly do anything about) and forget to live in the HERE and NOW.
Yet, how we live NOW and the choices we make NOW can influence the future. So why not learn from our mistakes, dwell on the positive, and count our blessings NOW to set the foundation for a happier future?
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you catch yourself dwelling in the past or fearing the future?
Does that get in the way of instead enjoying the present and focusing on the good things in your life?
Something that makes me happy: quilting! 🙂
Shameless self-promotion of my OTHER business,
K-Lee’s Kreations, for anyone who might be interested: