Missing the Thing Right In Front of Us

I wonder. . . . . . .we have big thoughts and big questions, and unsettledness with the way things are.  We have forecasts, outlooks, trends, and "best practices" telling us what to plan for.  We have excel, ical, google, moneytree, and emoney all helping us to organize and plan for the future.  

What if we're missing something that's right in front of us?  What if we need to pay attention to right now, and DO THE NEXT THING.  Live in the moment?  Sure, call it that if you want.  But, I'm not sure we should stop there.  

Instead of "regulating" our time that we live in the moment and are simply living the next thing, . . . let's "regulate" the planning, forethought, and calender-ing (?) we're all doing enough of,  and spend most of our time, where we are.  You don't want to miss what's right in front of you.  (examples at the beginning and end of this post)

Matthew 6:31-34 

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.