From the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces.

Whatever we do in this moment is something we can never undo.

I am so thankful for forgiveness. I believe in a God who forgives our wrongs. I find hope in a future where people let go of hate and choose to no longer hold bitterness toward others.

But, even if God forgives us and people give us another chance, we can never go back to this date and time for a redo.

What is done is done.

What we did is what we did.

So, in this only moment which will be this moment, remember you can never change what you do right where you are right now. This is your only time, here, now.

You can learn lessons on the journey you can learn nowhere else. This moment which will never repeat itself is an endeavor which can teach us lessons we’ll never learn any other time or place. Embrace this moment.

Study deeply what is here, where you are, who you are now, and who you hope to become. Live as a student every day.

That conversation? Give it value; don’t hurry past it.

That rainy night? Hear the water hitting ground; don’t fuss about the weather.

That long ride? Breathe deeply and realize again the lessons you are learning will lead you along the very extensive road of life.

Why are you in such a hurry? What keeps you from resting and enjoying each moment? What are you hoping to prove? How can you change that for a better balance of planning ahead with wisdom and noticing that each moment has value?