A friend of mine told me something that made me think-
“What is a present ?” he asked , well given that Christmas has just gone then I guess it is a gift.
“What is another word for living in the here and now?” , a present?
“Yes” he said
So if you can see that the present moment, right here right now, is actually a gift ( a present) then why would you not appreciate it?
Sure it cost you nothing so go on absorb yourself in the present.