Jimmy Buffett in his song, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, sings about changes and how nothing remains quite the same.
When we are trying to live our lives based on past memories and glories they are never the same. Why? Because the present we are now experiencing will color them. Sometimes they are lighter and sometimes they are darker.
Missing the great times of the past one can be grateful and happy that they had them or sad that they are not to be repeated.
That’s why living in the present with a purpose is so important. You must be creating those positive memories today that you can use as an impetus to create a better tomorrow.
Sadly, many people stop at creating a better present and wish for things as they were in the past. And their lives become full of deadening uniformity.
The great joy in life is that even if you can’t change your latitude you can change your attitude. Create a vision of the future you desire. Once you have that then you can start living in the present with meaning and purpose.
When the present becomes an exciting journey to the future you desire it will change your attitude and it may even change your latitude.