I participate in a fair amount of social media. As I read tweets, Facebook and check out Instagram I see a common theme especially among the under-25 crowd in what they share. I consistently read posts with a common theme that says “I can’t wait for _____________________.” It may be as simple as today is Monday and I can not wait until Friday. Or it can be January and there are comments about how I can not wait until spring break or summer. When I read these, I hear more than excited anticipation. In fact there are times where this is stated. These statements indicate a desire to just pass through time in the Delorean with Marty and Doc (sorry for the Back to the Future reference) and just go forward to these events. It is a desire to just be there already. This may sound like a silly observation or even a trivial thing to write a blog post about. But I think something dangerous is happening. We miss the power and the potential of today, because we are longing for tomorrow. We need to be in the moment. There are great things for us today. I am not saying do not plan or anticipate, but let’s be honest about an unhealthy longing for the “then” that keeps us from going all out now. Today has enough opportunity, lessons, trouble and joy. Do not wish it away.