Sometimes you will not know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. (Dr. Seuss, pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of children’s books)
We live such busy lives, filled with urgencies—whether imagined or real—that demand our attention so that we think more of the future consequences than the present reality. Hence, we lose the value of the present. Only later, as Seuss suggests, will we look back at a memory and wish we had paid more attention to it. Plan for the future but live in the present.
Be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity. (Ephesians 5:15-16)