Being in a state of deep Appreciation is a surefire way to keep us rooted in the present.
Now, after years of facilitating Appreciation exercises, we’re convinced that when you’re in the act of appreciating someone, something, or yourself, all worries about the past and anxieties about the future evaporate. You’re only attuned to what is good in the here and now. And that’s a great place to be. A common thread of multiple world philosophies and religions is the profound value of being in the moment or fully present.
— Rick Foster & Greg Hicks, Choosing Brilliant Health, p. 155