Have you ever been right in the middle of something you have looked forward to for a very long time, and started dreading the moment it will be over because all you will have is the memory; and..it will be too late to appreciate it enough while it’s still happening?
Which is better? Is it the looking forward to something good, or is it the looking back at the fond memory? How do they each effect the overall quality of our lives? The answer to that question is even more difficult than understanding what I just said.
I believe the answer is to live in the moment and appreciate it for all it’s worth. Worrying about the future and regretting the past changes everything, because it changes nothing. Worry and regret are wasted emotions that take their toll on mind and body.
Don’t get me wrong. If you regret mistakes you have made, you’re probably less likely to make the same mistake again, but living in fear and regret does what? It takes its toll on mind and body.
Anger is another wasted emotion. It steals from the quality of life. Nothing good happens out of anger. Again, this is my personal opinion. The truth is, I am the worst at trying to control outcomes. My advise to myself is: “Don’t push the river, it flows.”
In a day or two, I will be writing about the final days of our trip. I am living in the moment today. This is the last day and I want to make the most of it. We are ending our odyssey on a really high note as they say. We are in a beautiful place in Galveston called Jamaica Beach RV Resort. Our neighbors are a couple of fun people from home. It has been great spending time with them in this incredible setting. They come here often, and it’s easy to see why.
So here we go. We will experience this, our last day, and write about the fond memory tomorrow.