I saw a bumper sticker today that said, “I only live for today”.
After my eye stopped twitching from the nervous tic that developed from the thought of only living for today, I started to think about that concept.
I am not sure it is possible to only live for today. We eat, sleep, work, pay bills, all of which help us for tomorrow and beyond. But the point is not lost: forgetting to recognize what is happening now makes me miss what is right in front of me. It does not make me mindful. So maybe we should live for today and tomorrow, but not just focus on one. Maybe we should take some time for each, focus on each, and give them our full attention so we miss less and enjoy more.
Or maybe I just need a better hobby.