Often times there is something amazingly beautiful standing right before us, and yet we fail to understand the value of this gift. We revert back to old patterns that take us down the same roads with the same unsatisfying results. The painful realization of what we lost in order to explore something that we already knew in our heart was a dead end, settles in. By the time we realize that what we were looking for was already there, it’s usually too late. We must understand what we are giving up when we make the choice to leave the present for the past. So today, look at the gifts that are present in your life and express gratitude. Tell someone you love how special they are to you. You will be glad you did. I promise.