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Living for the Moment

Life is hard. Life is really hard in today’s world. Everyone over the past year had to worry about whether their kids were going to go to school. And how their kids would react not being around friends. And how we would react not being around friends. And whether we would continue to have jobs. And whether we would get sick from a new unknown disease that came to this country.

I usually write about trucking litigation. Today, I am writing about how I am trying not to take time for granted.

Everyone reads those clichés on their social media websites, but one stuck out to me during the past year: “There are two days you cannot control, yesterday and tomorrow.” The sentence is simple, but nothing is truer.

Everyone has things they are unhappy with in their past. Everyone has made mistakes. Not doing as well as you wanted with some issue. Everyone also has things looming over their head such as deadlines, commitments or other issues that make life complicated. The fact is tomorrow is always going to come and worrying about it today will do you no good.  Also, yesterday is never coming back.

Each day I try to live my life to the fullest. I try not to take any day for granted. You never know when today may be your last.

I used to believe only big things made you happy, like a party, a vacation, a fancy dinner, a sporting event, etc. I realized, though, the best days are when I drive my son to tennis and we talk for that 15 minutes. Or when I get to coach him in basketball. Or when I take my daughter to breakfast and we color the menu. Or when I go to the playground with my daughter and she does something new and strong. At night, when my son punches me and it leads to a wrestling match. Hearing them laugh. These are things I probably used to take for granted and now are all I look forward to.

So, I guess the moral of this blog is to try to live for today -- not in your past and not in your future. The past is gone and will never return. Your future will eventually come. Enjoy each day to the fullest. This is something new to me. Although I am not successful at it every day, I am becoming better with each passing day!!!

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