Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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 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 beyond recall.
The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its possible
adversities, its burdens, its large promise, and perhaps its poor performance.
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise,
either in splendour or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it
does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.
This leaves only one day-today. Anyone can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burden of those two awful eternities,
yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down. It is not the experience of today
that drives us mad. It is the remorse or bitterness for something which
happened yesterday or the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us therefore
do our best to live but one day at a time.
One today is worth two tomorrows. Eventually one comes to realize that their
past isn't going to get any better.
- Source Unknown