“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” –Andy Bernard, The Office
Ever find yourself thinking back to some distant memory and saying to yourself, “Ah… Those were the good old days”?
Getting nostalgic and reminiscing allows us to look back at how good we’ve had it. It’s a way to appreciate our life story as it unfolds, leading us to where we now stand.
But we almost never look at the present with the same affectionate eyes. We never say to ourselves, “We’re living in the good old days right now.”
We’re too busy worrying about the past, the future. Or we shift our focus to the present only to acknowledge the hardships.
What if we look at the present with the same nostalgic lens? How good do we truly have it? Will we miss times like these when we find ourselves in the next chapter?
Life goes by whether you’re present in the moment or not.
You may as well set the stage, so you can one day look back at the present as being the good old days.
You’re living in the good old days. You have the power to make it so.
It’s time to start living like it is.