Happy Thanksgiving: Rejoice in the Present

An ancient Chinese proverb goes, “yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future and today is a present.”  I think that quote sums up so much in just a few words.  There is nothing to be gained in living in the past and even with all the planning in the world we are never sure about the future.  Live in the moment.  If the advice from the Chinese isn’t enough here is another quote, actually my favorite line from the Bible:

This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24

Life simply isn’t worth getting upset or angry about many things as they are out of our control and we can only control one thing, the present.

So all this is a little bit of a backward way of asking what are you thankful for today?

I’m thankful to have become an uncle two short weeks ago.  Bentley Thomas James is tiny, but he is the first of the next generation in the James family.

I’m thankful to have a wonderful family, girlfriend and BFF in Skip.

I’m thankful to have a job doing something that I love, helping people solve real problems and turn their business around through inbound marketing.

I’m thankful to have this moment to rejoice and live a wonderful life.

Hopefully everyone will enjoy turkey today and spending time with loved ones and just living in a moment that is a present?

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