"Third, never forget to be happy now."
Do you ever think "I'll be happy when my children are all in school?" Or "I'll be happy when I have a bigger house" or "I'll be happy when I sell a book?" I've thought and felt all these and more. President Uchtdort compares these to the "golden tickets" in the book CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
In the meantime, I have missed out and am still missing out on many joys because I've put limitations on my happiness. Those parameters have prevented me from feeling all that I can feel, doing all that I can do, and being all that I can be. And isn't that sad?
I'm trying to learn, trying to do better. Maybe that's all that I, all that any of us, can do.
So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I remember to be happy now.