"Being present" is a very valuable way of thinking/living. It's something that's becoming increasingly difficult for our generation and generations to come. Things like instant status updates from everyone, being constantly solicited to, & more media than we could absorb in a lifetime at our fingertips are training us to feel like we're always missing out on something. Truth is: what we're really missing out in is already happening. It's right now. This moment. To quote Donald Miller, "We've been given a pen and it's up to us to make our life's story amazing." ...& it starts right now. A life's story that consists of always looking for what's next and filled with indecision isn't very interesting, it's kind of stressful actually. No one would read that story.