Do you feel like you're really living? Do you make the most of each day? Are you 'in the moment' or do you live looking ahead at the next crisis headed your way?
Consider how your dog greets you whether you've been gone 5 minutes, 5 hours or 5 days. The dog is happy to see you because they don't live in the past being annoyed with you for leaving them alone or in the future being annoyed or fearful because you might leave again. They are in the moment always. And that's how we should be.