One of my favorite Broadway musicals is, “Rent.” It’s about a group of young Bohemian friends in NY’s East Village who are struggling with life, loss, love and HIV/AIDS. Here are some of the lyrics to, “No Day But Today”

“There’s only us

There’s only this

Forget regret-or life is yours to miss

No other road

No other way

No day but today”

Often times, I encounter people who live in the past. They are constantly thinking of how their lives would be different if they’d never married or if they’d taken that job transfer to China or if they would have had children.

We can all think of a hundred alternative routes through our life journey but the truth of the matter is: we are exactly where we are supposed to be! The longer live in regret and disappointment, the less time we have to enjoy THE PRESENT MOMENT.

These lyrics are a constant reminder that neither the past nor the future matters as much as TODAY. “If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer not for what yesterday has taken away.”