“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
— A.A. Milne
Last month I turned 40 and had a rare chance to spend some time by myself in Madrid. A city I left exactly 10 years ago and that I absolute love as I grew up tons there.
As my friends all were unavailable during the day I spent most of my time walking around the city, reading, and thinking.
I kept coming back to the fact that I sometimes spend too much time thinking about the past or worrying about the future. This means that somedays I miss focussing on today, the only thing that matters.
As a parent of a young child I get reminded of that everyday as I see my daughter focus on what’s in front of her and care only about that for as longs as whatever that is holds her attention before moving on. I should do more of that.
I should use my daughter’s behaviour as a constant reminder that the present is all we have. By living the best present possible I can have an influence on my future without having to worry about it.