Thursday, October 15, 2009


There are two days in every week about which we should try not to worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control.

All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY. We cannot undo a single act we performed: we cannot erase a single word we said...YESTERDAY is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performanced. TOMORROW is beyond our immediate control.

TOMORROW’s sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have a stake in TOMORROW for it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day...TODAY. Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities...YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW that we break down. It is not the experience of TODAY that drives people mad-- it is remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY and the dread of what TOMORROW will bring.


WHEN is the most important moment in our life? WHEN?...The answer is NOW, since we can touch it, drink it, love it, Too many of us go around all of our life dsaying...”Remember the good old days!...FORGET THE GOOD OLD DAYS...Every time we “LIVE YESTERDAY” we “AVOID TODAY” and when we “AVOID TODAY” we “RUN TOMORROW”.


Live Today

Too many people put off something that brings
them joy just because they haven't thought about it,
don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was
coming or are too rigid to depart from their

I got to thinking one day about all those women
on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that
fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then
on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at home
because their husband didn't suggest going out to
dinner until after something had been thawed? Does
the word "refrigeration" mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids (or someone) dropped in to talk and
sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on

I cannot count the times I called my sister and
said, "How about going to lunch in a half hour?"
She would gas up and stammer, "I can't. I have
clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I
had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It
looks like rain." And my personal favorite: "It's
Monday." ...She died a few years ago.. We never did
have lunch together.

Because Americans cram so much into their lives,
we tend to schedule our headaches... We live on a
sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when
all the conditions are perfect!

We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we
get Stevie toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we
replace the living-room carpet. We'll go on a
second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older.
The days get shorter, and the list of promises to
ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and
all we have to show for our lives is a litany of
"I'm going to," "I plan on," and "Someday, when
things are settled down a bit."

When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend,
she is open to adventure and available for trips.
She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm
for life is contagious. You talk with her for five
minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for
a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a
bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years.
I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well
apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and
eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I
stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my
car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have
died happy.

Now...go on and have a nice day. Do something
you WANT to......not something on your SHOULD DO
list. If you were going to die soon and had only one
phone call you could make, who would you call and
what would you say? And why are you waiting?

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go
round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed
at the sun into the fading night? Do you run
through each day on the fly? When you ask "How are
you?" Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
with the next hundred chores running through your
head? Ever told your child, "We'll do it tomorrow."
And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost
touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is
like an unopened gift....Thrown away... Life is not
a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the
song is over.

"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but
while we are here we might as well dance!"

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