Aren’t Quotes wonderful things?

Hello everyone, Today is the start of a new week. As I begin my day today I think on the many quotes out there about the ‘present’, ‘future’ and ‘past’ of things! Each quote reminding us of some important quality of each of these three words.

remember yesterday

My thoughts today are to find …

A Place for All Three

Live in the present – today is the day you are living. The now of things!

Look to the future – the future is our hopes and our dreams, we need those!

And most especially, learn from your past.


live in the day

The third one “learning from our past” is the toughie. Our personal memories as well as the history of our ancestors is filled not only with what went right, but what went very wrong. We humans tend to get “hung up” with our negative emotions there.

Do try to remember that yesterday is over but can be a positive learning experience, if we don’t dwell on what went wrong but learn on how to do things better.

think on the future


By our choices each day we are a product of our own making. So it certainly makes sense to take advantage of what we (and our ancestors) have learned from the past. This gives us a more fruitful day to live in the present so that our lives will be richer (in health and happiness) tomorrow!

Incorporate each of the the three into your lives. Learn from the past, Live in the present, and Look to the future! Your choice, as always!

Have a great week!


~ Penny

31 thoughts on “Aren’t Quotes wonderful things?

  1. Wonderful quotes and wisdom embodies her in your lovely post today dear Penny ~ I do believe in the “collective consciousness” theory — I think we are made of more than our own history – and somehow on some deep level connect to those ancestors you mention – -and also other souls that came before us… pretty cool to consider right? So much Love to you my wonderful friend ~ you rock! Robyn

    • We, as always, are in total agreement Robyn. In all that you say here. Definitely pretty cool re: being more than our own history! All my love to you this day Robyn, thank you for being my friend! I cherish our friendship! πŸ™‚ xo

  2. great message there penny….as always… one needs to cast away those things from the past that no longer serves a purpose and causes obstacles and prevents you from moving forward.

    hugs to you my friend.

    • Hi Roxi. Happy April 1st my friend. So true, the very best thing about today is that it is always …the first day in the rest of our lives. Strengthening the bonds of friends, letting go of negative thoughts, (which are usually the biggest obstacles of all) caring and giving as we moving ourselves always forward to embrace life. I agree completely with you. with much love and affection, Penny xo

  3. [ Chuckles ] Hi, Penny. Quotes are all good when they are positive and inspirational!

    Nice article, my friend!

  4. AnElephant is excited about the future
    He loves the present and each day goes to meet it
    He remembers the quote
    George Santayana wrote
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

  5. Living in the present and looking to the future while learning from the past.

    It took me a long time to learn from the past which I have done in the last few months with the help of a couple of wonderful friends. I couldn’t have done it with you … them πŸ˜‰

    Another great post as usual Penny

    • Greetings back to you Dina from the (at this moment) extremely sunny and warm 70’s northeast end of Washington State (the weather is incredible right now)! I’d love to visit the Rhine Valley! And like you I love quotes too! Have a most excellent week! πŸ™‚

      • Thanks a lot Penny! The Rhine Valley is indeed well worth a visit, almost like fairytaleland. We’r still waiting for that warm, sunny weather, though. Spring never took that long to settle in
        Have a lovely time. Best regards from Bonn, the hometown of Beethoven. πŸ™‚

        • Thanks Dina, yours is most definitely a place to visit. Hopefully in the very near future for me to do so! I’ll think positive that spring is just around the corner for you, too! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Trinity, me too! Do you think women do this more than men? Not sure on that call, being a woman myself. But sometimes I do wonder about this. Probably we (men and women) are all guilty of this one! Hope your week is good to and for you!

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