is experience. Tomorrow is hope.
Today is getting from one to another as best we
Live for today.
Multitudes of people
have failed to live for today. . . .
What they have had
within their grasp today they have missed entirely,
because only the future has intrigued
them. -William Allen White
up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled
with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of
universe of your life. It is yours. It is the most
possessions. No one can take it from you. It
And no one receives either more or less
than you receive. -Arnold Bennett
Those who allow
their days to pass by without practicing generosity
life's pleasures are like a blacksmith's bellows--
they breathe but
they do not live. -anonymous
morning when we wake up we’ve been given a wonderful gift—another
day of life—so let’s make the most of it.
No one can do it for us. . . .
Genuine happiness can only be realized once we commit to making it a
personal priority in our lives.
This may be a new behavior for some of us and
a bit intimidating.
Be gentle with yourself.
It will all unfold.
new behavior, happiness can be
person is happiest who lives from day to day
and asks no
more, garnering the simple goodness of a
let yourself be absorbed completely, if you surrender
completely to the moments as they pass,
you live more
richly those moments. -Anne
each day, all that can be done that day.
You don’t need to
overwork, or to rush blindly into your work, trying to do the
possible number of things in the shortest possible amount of time.
try to do tomorrow’s--or next week’s--work today.
It’s not so much
the number of the things you do but the quality, the efficiency of
separate action that counts. . . . you need only to succeed in the
tasks of each day. This
makes a successful day. With
enough of these,
you have a successful week, month, year – and lifetime.
away all ambition beyond that of doing the day's work
The travelers on the road to success live in the
heedless of taking thought for the morrow.
neither in the past nor in the future,
but let each day's
work absorb your entire
energies. -William Osler
|Nothing is worth more than this day.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
|I expect to pass through the world
but once. Any good therefore that I can do,
kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow
let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect
for I shall not pass this way
again. -William Penn
day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth;
every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and
sleep a little death.
each morning with a smile brightening
my face; to greet the day with
reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work
a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even
in the doing of little
things, the Ultimate
Purpose toward which I am working;
to meet men
and women with laughter on my
lips and love in my heart; to be gentle,
and courteous through all the hours; to approach
the night with
weariness that ever woos sleep
and the joy that comes from work well done--this is how I desire to waste wisely my
days. -Thomas Dekker (c.
|I still find
each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks
I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I
want to see. -John Burroughs
to live in the present, and the only history
that is worth a tinker's
damn is the history we make today.
each good day and relish each moment.
Take each bad day
and work to make it good.
Build a little
fence of trust
Fill the space with loving work,
And therein stay;
Look not through the sheltering bars
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
|One of the most tragic things I know
about human nature is that all of us
tend to put off
living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden
over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses
blooming outside our windows today.
The best preparation
for good work tomorrow
is to do good work
today. -Elbert Hubbard
do not worry about
will worry about itself. Each
day has enough
trouble of its own. -Luke
have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument,
song I came to sing remains unsung to this
Finish every day and
be done with it. You have done what you could.
blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them
as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well
and serenely and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered
with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and
It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to
waste a moment on yesterdays. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can carry
their burden, however hard, until nightfall.
Anyone can do their work, however hard, for one
We know nothing of tomorrow; our business
to be good and happy today. -Sydney Smith
the only time
we can possibly live. -Dale
day is a lifetime in miniature. To awaken each morning is
to be born again,
to fall asleep at night is to die to
the day. In between waking and sleeping are
hours of the day. What we cannot do for a lifetime
do for a daytime. "Anyone," wrote Robert Louis Stevenson, "can
live sweetly, patiently,
lovingly, purely, till the sun
goes down." Anyone can hold their temper
for a day and
guard the words they speak. Anyone can carry
heroically for one day. Anyone can strive
to be happy for
a day and to spread happiness around. Anyone can radiate
love for a day. Anyone can rise
above fear for a day and
meet each new situation with courage. Anyone can be kind
and thoughtful and considerate for a day. Anyone can
endeavor to learn something new each day
and mark some
growth. . . . The supreme art of living is to strive to live each day
well. . . . Live a day at a time and remember that
tomorrow is another today.
-Wilferd A. Peterson
I am in
the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today.
what I am
called upon to serve.
who every morning plan the
transactions of the day and follow out that plan
a thread that will guide them through the labyrinth of the
most busy life.
The orderly arrangement of their time is
like a ray of light which darts itself
through all their occupations. But where no plan is laid, where the
disposal of time
is surrendered merely to the chance of
incidents, chaos will soon reign.
Do not look back on happiness, or
dream of it in the future.
You are only sure of today; do
not let yourself be cheated out of
it. -Henry Ward Beecher
people are making such
thorough preparation for rainy
that they aren't enjoying
today's sunshine. -William Feather
All ages have said and
repeated that one should strive to know one's self.
is a strange demand which no one up to now has measured
up to and,
strictly considered, no one should. With all their study and effort,
people are directed to what is outside,
to the world about them,
and they are kept busy coming to
know this and to master it to the extent
that their purposes require. . . . How can you come to know yourself?
Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty,
and you'll know
right away what you amount to. And what
is your duty? Whatever the day calls
Wolfgang von Goethe
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the verities
and realities of
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday
a dream of
And tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.
from the Sanskrit
todays make our tomorrows, and our
present lives determine the bridge on
which we must enter the next life.
-Minot J. Savage
life in terms of your vision and working toward your
goals must be done
in the context of today's activities. Do not focus too heavily on the results
of your efforts.
Do not live for the future attainment of your goal. Live
through the lens of your vision and what can be
done in the present moment.
Living your vision is not
about reaching your goals. It is about living
toward them. It is not about producing results but about
your life in a more meaningful and personally
rewarding way. -Ari Kiev
have to count on living every single day in a way you believe
make you feel good about your life--so that if it
tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself.
Only you know what you
need to do to live a happy life. You are
the expert and
know the secret lies in loving, forgiving, believing,
accepting, and creating. You probably intend to do all of
and are deciding now when you are going to start
your authentic life. Stop deciding, just do it!
Remember this: Now is the only time you have. When God
the universe, it was now. You can't say to
creation and energy,
"I'll do it later, not now."
Later doesn't exist. Creation doesn't know
now. Whenever you get around to doing what you
want to do,
it will be now. The things you need to do to live a
more fulfilling life--the only time you can
possibly start doing them is now. -Bernie Siegel
we are left with then is the present, the only time where
We place the past and the future as well
into the hands of God. The biblical
statement that "time
shall be no more" means that we will one day live
in the present, without obsessing about past or
future. -Marianne Williamson
Just for today I will
that I am
getting better and
becoming whole. I
realize that I
have more to
to a relationship
than I did yesterday.
Just for today my
beautiful, I am
all I need to get
through the day. -Katherine
Would'st shape a noble life? Then
No backward glances toward the past,
And though somewhat be lost and gone,
Yet do thou act as one new-born;
What each day needs, that shalt thou ask,
Each day will set its proper tasks.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed
on something remote. In the same manner present
are neglected, and attainable good is
slighted by minds busied
in extensive ranges and intent
upon future advantages. -Samuel
We all get 24 hours a
day. It's the only fair thing;
it's the only thing that's
equal. It's up to us as to
what we do with those 24 hours. -Sam Huff
compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the
course of the year
to a great bundle of sticks, far too
large for us to lift. But God does not require us
carry the whole at once. He mercifully unties the
bundle, and gives us
first one stick, which we are to
carry today, and then another, which we are
tomorrow, and so on. This we might easily manage,
if we would only take
the burden appointed for us each
day; but we choose to increase our troubles
yesterday's stick over again today, and adding tomorrow's
to our load, before we are required to bear it.
present contains all that there is. It is holy ground;
for it is the past, and it is the future.
-Alfred North Whitehead
They who have so many
causes of joy, and so great, are very much in love
sorrow and irritability if they lose all these pleasures
to sit down upon their little handful of thorns.
Enjoy the blessings of this day,
if God sends them,
and bear patiently and sweetly the evils of it,
day only is ours. We are dead to yesterday, and we
are not yet born
to tomorrow. But if we look abroad
and bring into one day's thoughts
the evil of many things
certain and uncertain, what will be and
what will never
be, our load will be as intolerable as it is unreasonable.
Through loyalty to the past, our
mind refuses to realize that
tomorrow's joy is possible
only if today's makes way for it;
that each wave owes the
beauty of its line only to the withdrawal
preceding one. -Andre Gide
is cheap generosity which promises the future in
compensation for the present. -J.A. Spender
Today's egg is better than
tomorrow's hen. -Turkish proverb
better live your best and act your best and think your
for today is the sure preparation for
tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.
has been well said that no
person ever sank under the burden
day. It is when
burden is added to the burdens of
today that the weight is
a person can bear. Never
yourselves so, my friends. If
yourself so loaded, at least remember
it is your own doing, not God's. He begs you to leave the
future to Him, and mind the present.
Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
I am not afraid of
tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
not of what you did yesterday, but
what you can do for yourself
I feel very happy to see
the sun come up every day.
I feel happy to be around. . . . I
like to take
this day--any day--and go to town with it.
is something to be able to paint a particular picture,
or to carve
a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful;
but it is far more
glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere
and medium through
which we look.
To affect the quality of the day--that is the
highest of arts. -Henry
today's duty, fight today's temptation; do not weaken
by looking forward to things you cannot see,
could not understand if you saw them.
Sybil F. Partridge
today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham
Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy
as they make up their minds to be." Happiness is
from within; it is not a matter of externals.
today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to
adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my
family, my business, and my luck as they come and fit myself
today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it,
care for it, nourish it, not abuse nor neglect it, so that it
will be a perfect machine for my bidding.
today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will learn
something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I
will read something that requires effort, thought, and
today I will exercise my soul in three ways; I will do
somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do at
least two things I don't want to do, as William James
suggests, just for exercise.
today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can,
dress as becoming as possible, talk low, act courteously, be
liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor find fault with
anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone.
today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle
my whole life problem at once. I can do things for
twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for
today I will have a program. I will write down what I
expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly,
but I will have it. It will eliminate two pests,
hurrying and indecision.
today I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself and
relax. In this half-hour sometimes I will think of God,
so as to get a little more perspective in my life.
today I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to
be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and to believe
that those I love, love me.
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