So the way I see life is, as in many good stories, we start off with the understanding of the beginning and the end. But nobody thinks about the middle, the present, it just slips away. The present is just a stepping stone to get you somewhere else. The thing is though, once you realize though that every single moment in life is fleeting then you are better able to appreciate the present, the beauty of things around you, the company of others, the inherent newness of life. If you look at each day as a gift rather than an opportunity then we would treat them as something to be cherished and not squandered. So I say to you that if each breathe you take is new, and each day you breathe is a gift, then what are you doing with each one of yours? about me.