Focusing on the present can be a difficult task, but it becomes easier with every second of practice. I think too often we get caught up in our own heads and our own over-thinking, and that doesn't do anything, but distract us from the present. Instead of getting so caught up in every possible "what if," we need to train and refocus our minds to the "what now."
For the majority of us, we don't appreciate what we have right in front of us. We don't appreciate the sunrise because we're too caught up in the realization that 5 AM is just too early for most of us (even for me, the self-proclaimed morning person). We don't stop to admire the sunset because dinner has to be cooked, dishes need to be washed, and kids need to be chauffeured around. But if we begin to recognize that every moment we have is a gift, we will begin to notice the millions of small things our day is composed of. Find these moments. Appreciate them. They could be torn from our lives at any second. Recognize these moments as something you don't want to lose.
This philosophy is simple. Turn the "I have to" into "I get to."
I don't have to love anything in this world, but I get the opportunity to do so. Love is something that takes hard work and dedication. Love is choosing to say "yes" each and every time. Love is recognizing something you don't want to lose. Say yes to love more.
Allow me to compare this is our love of the sun: It's something we get to experience each and every day. But this isn't something we appreciate until it's gone. The clouds move in and only then after days of the sun's absence do we realize we miss it. We've forgotten to appreciate the things right in front of us. These are things we can't lose.
"I have no special talent.