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The Present Moment
There is, after all, only the present moment.  You can't measure time the
way you measure the distance between two points.  Human beings have
great difficulty in focusing on the present.  We're always thinking about
what we did, about how we could have done it better or about why we
didn't act as we should have.  Or we think about the future, what we're
going to do tomorrow or what difficulties await us around the corner.
We lose a great deal by continually concentrating on the past or on the
future, rather than the present irreplaceable moment.
-- Paulo Coleho
been used on a web page, but were too nice to delete without sharing.  The
title of the page has to do with the present, but the pictures are a reminder of a
few of the places we've visited this past year by way of Friday's Journal. -- Nancy
The photos on this page are a little different than my usual web page,
which typically concentrates on one location.  Since we're nearing the end of
the year, I went back through my files and gathered some photos that hadn't
The photo at the top of the page is from Belarus; the one directly under it is from Spain.
Oregon, U.S.A
California, U.S.A
The reason people find it hard to be happy is that they always see the
past better than it was, the present worse than it is and the future
less resolved than it will be.  
-- Marcel Pagnol
British Columbia, Canada
Whatever your age or circumstance, you can learn new things at any time
in your life if you're willing to be a beginner.  If you actually learn to like
being a beginner, the whole world opens to you.  
-- Barbara Sher
Maine, U.S.A.
Don't confuse your path with your destination.  Just because it's stormy
now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine.  
-- Author Unknown
Sometimes the questions are complicated, but the answers are simple.  -- Dr. Seuss
Kentucky, U.S.A.
Minnesota, U.S.A.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
-- Robert Brault
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the
notion that things can't be changed for the better.  
-- Tom Clancy
Minnesota, U.S.A.
Oregon, U.S.A.
He who has hope has everything.  -- Arabian Proverb
Life is a constant battle: a war between trying to remember
and trying to forget.  
-- Lisa Schroeder
Maine, U.S.A.
You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and
smarter than you think.  
-- Christopher Robin, "Winnie the Pooh"