Well, I wanted to give you something to think about at 2AM (California time!) Specifically, I thought I'd give three quick reasons why it is important to "live in the moment."
1) NOW is All That We Have
The only moment that we have any sort of "control" over is this exact one, right now. We have control over our choices in this moment, but most everything else in life is out of our control. Though we can plan (and planning is important,) the reality is that we do not know what is coming in the future, and the past is already completely over; it cannot be changed. Living in the present moment and aiming to be aware of what is going on around us right now can help you to appreciate every second!
2) Life Doesn't Wait
Life moves very, very quickly. Don't let it get away from you! I urge you to stop waiting until tomorrow to start making your dream your reality. Start living your dream today. As I wrote about at acting.about.com, "Make One Day Today!"
3) You Deserve to Be Happy!
In all of your moments, you deserve to be happy! Life is too short not to LIVE IT UP! This does not mean that life is going to be "easy" or always "carefree." There are, of course, times when life is very difficult. Through all of the hardships that life can bring, aim to have faith that everything will work out the way that it is meant to work out. Again, we only have "control" over how we respond to this exact moment in life, and it's helpful to constantly seek out the positives in every situation - including difficult ones. Remember that if you are experiencing a time in your life that is especially difficult today, know that you have a community of love and support all around you (including here on this blog!)
Never give up, guys and girls!
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