The past cannot be changed. Most sadness, despair, and regret come from thinking about the past. Since the past cannot be changed and we do not have control over the future, the only thing we can do is make the most of the present. Staying conscious of the here and now will create the most happiness and fulfillment in our lives. As we focus on today, and the moment, we can do the things that we know we should – like serving others, like learning, like developing new skills, like strengthening a relationship. Focusing on right now always creates a better future.