Living in the present is about sensation. You wake up with one sensation: you wake up cold, you wake up hungry. You wake up feeling something, whether it’s good or bad, before the reality of your life comes together. It could be feeling an actual physical ailment, like, my neck hurts. It’s a process of things that happen: I’m in a bed, I’m unclothed, I’m warm, I’m sheltered, I’m not dead, I’m not sick, I’m touching the carpet and I’m getting ready for my day. It’s applying gratitude in the morning, being happy to be here, no matter where I’m at. If I was waking up in a cardboard box, I probably would do the same thing. I am grateful for everything I have in my life. I have lost almost everything from my addictive behaviors. What I have learned about gratitude for me is that it’s about savoring a good thing, moment by moment. Because life changes so fast, that sometimes all we are left with is memories.