Appreciating the Good at Hand

Too many people have a way of deferring good. They put off appreciating the good that is right at hand, and in so doing deprive themselves of the joy, spontaneity, and progress that should be theirs. Kindergarten children impatiently look forward to their elementary school experience, grade schoolers to the coming high school years, and many adults to getting on with the quest for position and fame—all at the cost of ignoring the treasures of the present moment.

Someone sailing in the Mediterranean can enjoy each day of traveling under the sunny skies. Or he may be totally unaware of present warmth and beauty if he limits his thought and vision to anticipation of the Riviera, which may or may not meet his expectations.

Bring the Letter to Life
October 16, 1971

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