I found a few great words on the value of being present in the moment in, of all places, Business Week. The comment, from someone who works for Hewlett Packard in New Dehli, was included in a story about balancing work and life.
It speaks for itself, so I'll just repeat it:
Focus on the simple things of life -- rain, wind, new flowers, green grass, simple food, family visits, a stroll in the garden. There are no sudden things that will change your life for the better. It is the accumulation of beautiful small things.