With everyday worries enveloping us, it is very tempting to live in the past with regrets, or the future with anticipatory concern. Yet, past and the future concerns rob us of this present moment. The Psalmist reminds us, “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow” (Psalms 144:4). Be careful not to miss the blessings and joys of each day. Notice all of the good things God has given you and be thankful for them. Be careful not to spoil them with past regrets and future worries. 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!