Living in the now is as much about gratitude as it is about mindfulness and this theme is repeated throughout Now: Embracing the Present Moment. The first section of the book is full of quotations, which follow with not only an expansion on the wisdom of the quote, but also a present and centered meditation to integrate that knowledge. The second section of the book contains essays from various contributors with vastly different experiences and catalysts for beginning to live in the now. I also love that Rick addresses the paradox of planning and goal setting while remaining in the now. The longevity and relevance of the quotes are testament to what many have tried to teach us for decades and I highly recommend this as a daily meditative exercise to strengthen this wisdom.