Fear of the unknown can be an obstacle in our paths moving forward. When we’re afraid of what the future holds, or are spending so much time thinking about tomorrow; today tends to slip away. We miss the things that are right in front of our faces.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why it’s called the present.”
If we spent less time worrying about the problems of tomorrow, then maybe today would seem better. I spend so much time planning out my life and thinking ahead, for what? What’s the use in that if my days are bogged down with tomorrows thoughts? It’s great to have goals and to know where one wants to go.
However, that doesn’t mean we should spend our lives thinking about the future. We have to learn to live in the now. To enjoy the simple things. Like the sound of rain on a tin roof, or the smell of fresh flowers given to you by someone special. We have to embrace today with open arms, and anticipate the great things that will happen to us. The future can worry about itself. If we plan too much, then we miss out on the spontaneous moments that happen without plans. We miss those lovely moments that happen without plans, and that catch us off guard.