Past, Future & Presents 🎁

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When I was looking for birthday quotes a few weeks ago to help celebrate the Biscuit’s big number 9, I ran across an absolute GEM that offered a fantastic perspective:

“Forget about the past, you can’t change it.
Forget about the future, you can’t predict it.
And forget about the present, I didn’t get you one.
Happy birthday!”

Let’s dive in. 🏊🏼‍♂️ 

Of course we can’t change the past, so like the quote suggests, we might as well forget about it… 

Way too often we beat ourselves up over mistakes that we have made and then we let those mistakes define who we are… The reality is that we have all fucked up but the ones who survive and thrive are the people that learn from their failures, forget about it and charge on with their lives… 

The future is an interesting place because so long as we are fortunate enough to keep breathing, we are constantly heading towards it… Yet, no matter how well we plan for the future there is absolutely no way to predict it. As much as we want to try to force things in life, Mother Nature & our universe have plans of their own that we are forever at the mercy of… 

Lastly, the “forget about the present because I didn’t get you one” is obviously pretty gosh damn funny, but I actually think the Daily Hustle translation has the ability to run a bit deeper… All too regularly at a young age we have these expectations of presents but as we grow older, we realize material gifts are not what defines or brings value to a relationship. The greatest gift we will ever receive from somebody is the time, effort and energy they invest into us as people and that has absolutely nothing to do with a present…



P.S. Have you hopped on a Team GoHard Foot Reflexology Board yet?