As you can see, I posted this way back in 2013.
I can’t say that I’ve always lived to the fullest, but I can say those were by and large the best moments that I can remember.
This is the only present you will ever have. There will never again be a moment exactly like the one you’re in now.
Even in those bad moments, there is always something good to be found, something to be thankful for, and something to learn from.
It’s hard to keep from looking back into the past or looking ahead into possible futures, but the best life is lived when you’re fully present in the moment, taking in all of your surroundings, i.e. not with your head buried in a smart phone, tablet, or some other kind of electronic gizmo.
You may miss out on what’s trending on social media or the big announcement your friend just posted about, but the gain is so much more than what you lose. You get to see sunshine, breathe in fresh air, and see the glory of God cascading down all around you. You get to live.
My recommendation (weather permitting) is to have a meal at a restaurant that has outside seating. If you can, go the whole meal without using any smart media. Maybe even journal about who and what you see. Take it all in and try not to miss a thing. And yes, order the dessert.