A Better Future/A Better Now

How will I feel in 5 minutes or 2 hours or later today or tomorrow morning?

We may answer, it depends on whether I get what I want or on the weather or on how people treat me or on how I feel physically.  

How we feel in the future very much depends on what we are thinking and doing right now and in the subsequent nows.  The quality of our future lies very much in our own hands.  If we can create peace in our hearts and minds right now this will help us in the future (and right now).  If we can think and feel loving thoughts right now this will help us in the future (and right now).

Conversely, if we think fearful or angry thoughts or disappointed thoughts this will create an unpleasant, agitated now and will adversely affect our future. 

Of course, we cannot control many of the difficult things that show up in our lives but we can control what we are thinking and feeling in each moment.  When we up the quality of our thoughts, we will feel much happier right now and in the future as well.  What do you think?