Someone once said: ‘The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.’ Some of us live in the past, remembering previous times in life and wishing we had them again. But most of us tend to live in the future; imagining how good life will be when we reach a certain goal like: getting our dream job, marrying our dream person, living in our dream home and so on. Then, if and when we do get there we find that life is just the same, and so the whole cycle of dreaming about life as we want it to be starts all over again.
What we really need, of course, is to learn how to live on the keen edge of the present, experiencing every moment of our lives and taking out of it all that it offers us. The key to that, essentially, is a spiritual outlook that sees life as a gift of God, and a spiritual attitude of gratitude, knowing that God is at work in all things for the good of those that love Him.