A lot of times recently, I'll find myself someplace where I don't really want to be. Maybe it's school or the dentist's or a long car ride, or maybe it's a metaphorical place: a stumbling block, an obstacle in my way. I'll want to be doing something else, I want to be somewhere else.
But a lot of times, I can't help where I am. I have to go to school, to the dentist, on a long car ride. I may not be able to control where I am, but I can control how I react to it. I can choose to complain, or I can choose to be happy.
And I choose to be happy.
They don't want to spend their lives worrying or being upset. They want to live each moment to the fullest and make the best of their situation.
I want to seize the day.