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Living in the Moment: Why Life’s Best Experiences Happen Quickly

Life is a wild ride of experiences — it often happen quickly, with little warning

Janice Eastman
9 min readJan 20, 2023


A group of mechanics hurries to change tires on a race car.
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In a world where we constantly look towards the future, we often miss some fantastic, fleeting moments that make life so enjoyable.

By living in the moment, we can better recognize, appreciate, and savor these memorable experiences.

To better appreciate life’s fleeting moments, one needs to be able to focus and concentrate on the present — staying in the moment.

Being mindfully aware of what is happening around us allows us to be more connected to our surroundings to appreciate every moment for what it is.

Taking the time to live in the present instead of worrying about the past or future allows us to fully immerse ourselves in our everyday experiences.

We can make the most of every moment by living in the here and now.

Life can be full of unexpected challenges and trying times.

But despite the hardships, there’s one thing that can always bring hope and joy — living in the moment.

Whether it’s the thrill of overcoming a significant obstacle, the joy of spending time with loved ones, or the simple pleasure of taking a deep breath of fresh air, these put a pep in our step. And fill our hearts with hope.

This hope can drive us to achieve our goals, make the most of our time, and find fulfillment in our daily interactions.

Living in the moment doesn’t just give us hope for the future; it brings us joy in the present.

Two children are playing with a suitcase.
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When we focus on the good that’s happening, we open ourselves to happiness and gratitude.

It can be easy to get caught up in the stress of everyday life and forget to appreciate the good moments.



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.