I have been following your post and greatly admire you and honor you.
You said, "I needed to be told that the past is history, the future is mystery, and the present is a gift....I REALLY NEEDED TO HEAR IT TODAY!" hahahahaha I really needed to hear it also. You made my day. Now I am getting ready to go off to work and I will remember this and smile. Will also be thinking and sending good thoughts and energy your way.