Rules of Happiness #7 – Happiness Is Only Ever Now – January 12 Devotions
Brrrr!! After spring-like weather (50s and 60s in December and January, in Maine!) here in this weird winter influenced by El Nino, which led to a very warm NOT white Christmas, “old man winter” appears to have arrived. Today it’s 28 degrees, “feeling like” 18, and a winter storm warning is in effect. I am very thankful and happy that oil prices have dropped, allowing us to more easily afford heating oil, and enjoy a nice WARM home!
So far we have covered six of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness:
In case you have missed any, here they are:
Now here’s Monday’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.”
“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, instead of enjoying the present and focusing on the good things in your life?
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