But all we have is NOW!

Future – One phase we are always worried about.

Past – One phase we always dwell upon.
But what about our present. Are we really living it or surviving it?

I often find myself worrying what my future would be like. I contemplate the events that have already occurred. Don’t we all do this? we all are working towards making our life better. It is undoubtedly great. But in this quest to be happy later in life, aren’t we missing out on our happiness, joys today? 
While assembling my textbooks today, I found my old sketching book. Covered in dust, just like my happiness today. Going through its pages, childhood memories ran through my mind.

No, it wasn’t about missing my past. It was about missing my today. Just like that one book getting lost in the stack of thousands of books, our present happiness is getting weighed down somewhere because of future responsibilities.

We are searching for things to make our future perfect. But I guess the most important thing required is to make our today perfect. 

Why can’t we understand that our present is the future of our past? We made plans for this day but we are again spending it making plans for tomorrow. 

We always compromise our short term joys for our long term goals. 

I still remember thousands of plans I made spending my days, hours, minutes for my future which never really happened. How I wish I actually lived those moments instead of spending them planning other moments!
We always think happiness is a ‘Future thing’. No it isn’t, it is a ‘present thing’. We can be happy today.

Do you remember the last time you went somewhere and didn’t click several photos to make that moment immortal?

I guess we believe more in capturing moments rather than actually living it.

Our future hasn’t arrived yet.Till then, let’s step out in the rain more often, laugh at nonsense jokes, dance crazily, draw funky pictures, paint our faces while colouring, smile more. Basically, let’s LIVE today! 

Shreya Agrawal

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  1. I know we all are busy to bring out strategies for future but at the end we are wasting the real thing for something illusive..even when we don’t know if its existence prevails or not!! Let’s make out something with the present breath!

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  2. Agreed . Liked the theme . The metaphor of stacking books was great yes but on a very advisory note the sentence “our present is getting burdened …” , it would be amazing if you could run through your vocabulary to come up with a better substitute for the word “burdened” . Lastly a suggestion would be to not use stock pictures/ pictures having watermarks , you’ll find much better pictures online , try using Google advanced search for that . I hope this helps . Thanks for sharing . Keep writing as always πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much. I’ll keep those advices in mind while writing my next and will edit this one as well.
      Once again Thank you for reading and giving your review. It means a lot. πŸ˜„

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      1. Anytime . It really is amazing to see the likes of bloggers like you developing to the real scene so quick and efficiently . All the best and do continue writing, I’ll be around the corner to read your works and to help if Any time you do need it. And yes if you could I just gave a first shot attempt at Haiku which is just a 3 line poem, would love if you could leave your feedback . Thank you so much again πŸ™‚

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  3. Relatable and literal✍. Really we all have got to stop being the prisoners of our past as PAST is an altogether different country,they do things different there and equating our past to our future by living there. Indeed all we have is now!
    Great stuff, go on shreyaπŸ–’β€

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  4. Beautifully written. It’s very important to live in the present. There’s no use of worrying about tomorrow. Kya pata, kal ho naa ho, isiliye samajdaari hamare aaj ko acha banane main hai ! Stay blessed πŸ™‚

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