This reminded me of the Dhamma Footsteps theme, Postcards from the Present Moment: “having a lovely time, wish you were here!”
Now is the only time.
How we relate to it creates the future.
In other words, if we’re going to be more cheerful in the future, it’s because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now.
Pema Chodron, When things fall apart