Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. (John Lennon, late British musician)

Sometimes we’re so busy planning for or anticipating the future that we pay too little attention to what’s happening around us right now. At other times, we’re in a nostalgic mood, and we spend valuable time thinking about our past joys and failures. When we are absorbed in such distractions, life goes on with, or perhaps, without our active involvement. What a waste!

See then that ye walk. . . as wise, redeeming the time. (Ephesians 5:15-16)