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.
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.
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.
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!
31 thoughts on “Aren’t Quotes wonderful things?”
It’s amazing how easy it can be to forget these simple keys to happiness. Thank you for the inspiration, and best wishes!
Yes it is. Thank you very much, the same for you as well! 🙂
Wonderful and wise words Penny…great post! 🙂
Thank you LuAnn! 🙂 xx
Such wise thought for us to live by…
Indeed, I work at it every day Bulldog. Well okay almost everyday! hugs, 🙂
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! 🙂 xo
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
[ Chuckles ] Hi, Penny. Quotes are all good when they are positive and inspirational!
Nice article, my friend!
Hi Renard! Too true my friend. Thank you!
[ Smiles ] You are welcome, Penny!
Sounds like a great recipe!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Happy April Penny and great quotes yes!!
Thank you Len, Happy April! 🙂
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
Too true! Thank you very much for this piece of wisdom. An important thing to remember! 🙂
All three would be preferable!!! Much love and happy happy April, Penny!
Indeed, my wise and talented friend! Happy April Marina! Have a most excellent and creative week! 🙂 xoxo
and you too!!!!!
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 😉
Another great post as usual Penny
Thank you Alastair for your kind and generous compliment. I do so appreciate all that you are! 🙂 xx
As I appreciate you. Hugs to you and your family Penny
I looooove quotes, use them a lot in combination with images, yours are great!
Greetings from the sunny Rhine Valley
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! 🙂
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
Those are great quotes. I have a hard time with the learning from the past thing because I get caught up in beating myself up for mistakes.
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!