I am telling my story to a first year college student taking his second semester that failed three major subjects when I was freshman. He told me that I is wasted but I smile and answer him, No! it wasn’t. I value it as I learn something. When he told me about getting perfect passing grade on his exam I told him that I had that experience too. Passing and failing gives you both experience that you can use now and in the future.
It is more wasted when you pass the exam but didn’t learn or used it in your life living the present. Good for those who experience failure that knows the pain of being left behind. The past will support you to live in the present; you just have to learn from it to use them well. Your past will tell your strength and weakness.
How to live in the present?
Start giving thanks to God for having your days and to live forward enjoying His blessing. Start breathing the air and affirm that you are happy to have your life to live.
Smile and feel it. It is really hard to smile when you feel sad, but keep smiling and eventually you will find yourself happy. Sounds like crazy but try it, it works.
Don’t worry about the past; instead use them to make your day. What you have learned and experienced will help you to deal in the present. It’s your chance to make change and succeed.
Make priority and manage your time. We only have 24 hours per day so make the most of it productive without stress. Know your schedule and avoid delay and you will enjoy the result of having more time.
Express your love and share it as you have more than enough. When you give love then you receive love too.
Forgive specially to those people who ask. Forgiving It is the best way to let go of your grudges. Grudges will stole your happiness in the present, forgive and let go of your grudges.
In the summary: I just want to take note that it’s hard to live in the present when you still live in the past. There are more ways to live in the present. Think positively and you will find it.