How to enjoy life, enjoy the moment and be happy? The only gift you have right now is today.
You think that this is just another day of your Life. This is not just another day: this is the very only day that is given to you today. It is given to you. This is a gift. The only gift you have right now. And the only right response is to feel grateful.
If you do nothing but cultivate such a response to the great gift that this unique day is, if you learn to respond to it as if it were the first day of your life and the very last day, then you will live this day very well.
Start by opening your eyes and wondering that you have eyes that you can open. This incredible spectrum of colors is continually offered to us for pure enjoyment.
Take a look at the sky. We so rarely look at the sky. We so rarely notice how changeable it is from moment to moment, when clouds replace each other in it. We just think about the weather. And even in relation to the weather, we do not think about the great many nuances of the weather. We just think about good weather or bad weather. This day has a unique weather right now. Perhaps it will never be repeated exactly in this form. The shapes of the clouds in the sky will never repeat what they are right now.
Open your eyes. Look at all this. Take a look at the faces of the people you meet. Everyone has an incredible story behind their faces. A story that you can never fully figure out. Not only their own history, but also the history of their ancestors. We all have roots so far …
And in this present moment, on this very day, all the people you meet, all life that has come down through generations and from all parts of the world, flows together and meets you here like life-giving water, if only you open your Heart and drink it.
Open your heart to the incredible gifts that civilization gives us. Flip the switch and the electric light turns on. You turn the tap - and warm water, cold water, and drinking water pours out. It is a gift that millions and millions around the world will never experience.
So, these are just a few of the vast number of gifts with which we can open our hearts.
And so I wish you to open your heart to all these blessed things and let them flow through you, so that everyone you meet on this day will be blessed by you - just your look, your smile, your touch. Just your presence. Allow gratitude to overwhelm you and pour out for the good of everyone around you.
And then it will be a really good day.