Thursday, November 1, 2012

One Day At A Time

It makes me sad that my beloved October is gone for another year! It seems
only yesterday I was jubilant about her arrival! I wonder why the things we love are so fleeting while bad things like illness and pain seem to last forever.

I have such a hard time letting go of my favorite things. Times. People. I want to hold onto them forever. I'm reluctant to move on – fearful of what tomorrow may bring. Yet, I try as hard as I can to live one day at time, existing only in this moment, this hour, and this day.

The idea is to make the most of each day, since we simply cannot know what will happen tomorrow.

I recently ran across these inspirational words and thought they might help me learn to let go, to move on and to truly live only one day at a time. I’d like to share them:

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

One of these days is Yesterday
with all 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 forever.

The other day we should not
worry about is Tomorrow
with all its possible adversities,
its burdens, its large promise and
its poor performance;
Tomorrow is also 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 no stake in Tomorrow,
for it is yet to be born.

              ~Author Unknown


Cindi said...

October did pass fast. This whole year has flown by like a dream. Living one day at a time is harder than you think. Nice thoughts here though. Thanks peg.

Jon said...

Nice post. I like the thoughs on yesterday and tomorrow. Very good.

Anonymous said...

It really is hard to let go sometimes, but we have no choice. Life if better and more exciting if we're always looking forwaard, not backward. Excelleng writing!

sam said...

another good one, peg. a lot to think about. sam

Sue Ellen said...

Tomorrow is always a better day Peggy. Think of it that way and you'll always be happy. Sue Ellen