Look to This Day

“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
~ Thomas Carlyle

When we spend our time always focused ahead, it is hard to live in the moment.  Yes, you can plan for tomorrow, but you don’t start living it until today. How you get through life is the same way sand gets through an hourglass—grain by grain.  So it is with the day and your difficulties.  If you deal with what needs to be done one grain at a time, eventually your hourglass of problems will empty itself.

How would you finish the sentence, “When I get___________________, then I will be alright”?  It is not in the “when I get” that you must live, but in the now. The Indian writer Kalidasa wrote, “Today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”

Remember to shut the doors to the past and the future. Live and look well to this day.


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