Have you noticed that the next best thing never comes? The next best thing in your life is like tomorrow. Tomorrow never gets here. It is always just a day beyond your fingertips. We always want more, bigger, shinier, funnier, faster, higher... and we spend our present thinking too much about the next thing.
The next best thing is right now. And now... and Now... and NOW! The best time to be alive is right now. That's it. You're dead in the past. And you don't exist in the future. The only time you've ever been alive or ever will be alive is now.
Wishing we could move away from this moment is natural when we are low. But "low" is required to have any understanding or appreciation for "high." So in those moments where you are low, you are about to go higher. Even in low moods you can be happy knowing another "now" is coming every second of every day to change the low to high.
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Jack Humphrey is the founder of the Thrive Global Challenge. You can find out more and support the mission of spreading happiness, restoration, and balance in the world through meditation and the art and science of happiness by following Thriverly on Facebook.