“Yesterday is many things, a memory, a part of our journey, a learned lesson.
But the one thing it should never be … forgotten!” ~ Penny
The technology of today is exciting, and no doubt it will be even more exciting tomorrow.
But today I’d like to briefly mention the very transitory period of time in which we (you and I) will be here. So to what purpose do we allow inundation of newness? It is one thing to improve communication and other technological marvels, quite another to become so immersed within it, that the focus of reality is pitched into virtuality and the next “new thing”.
And I might add at considerable expense in terms of quality of life in our “real world” (you know the one removed from artificial things – if that’s even possible). Health, relationships, values, ecology, life on this planet – all these and more are taking a beating here.
The future looks good only if we do pay attention to the wisdom of yesterday. Lots of beautiful quotes out there in multimedia land, wise words from the past, but again to what purpose if they’re just pretty words reflected upon in the moment.
Turn off your electronic devices for a portion of each day. Focus on things happening in your immediate vicinity.
See … really see … your today, unfettered by online influences. Decide how you can change your life and others for the better.
Your today will soon be yesterday, and we don’t want it to be forgotten!
With much affection to you,
28 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Yesterday – Lost or just forgotten?”
A nice reminder…
I’ve been away from electronics more than usual with the girls hockey schedules lately.
Love to watch them play!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Love this! 🙂
Thank you, kindly, my friend, now that you’re moved I hope you get to enjoy your vacation. You’ve earned it! 😄
I love your painting. It so inspires me. Thank-you!
Thank you, very much. I like your work as well! 🙂
This is a wonderful message Penny. My struggles for some time now with being a blogger is the amount of time I spend in front of a computer instead of being out in nature and volunteering, both of which are plentiful where we are spending the winter.
I agree, LAnn, finding the happy medium (excuse the pun “medium”) is difficult and yet being able to reach out to others around the world and stretch your creative muse is important too. I think the key is being happy. We know when we’ve figured out the right proportions of things when we feel happy about them! You’re lifestyle does sound fun to me, however … just sayin’ dear friend!
I just joined a writers’ group yesterday so I am thinking that some different writing and poetry is in my future. I may just have to subject my blogger friends to a bit of it. 🙂
I’m excited to see what you’ll be writing LuAnn! Yes, a good thing your writer’s group. I will love being subjected to your creative words! Bring ’em on! 🙂 xx
This is wonderful, Penny, and a subject I often think about…so thank you for the vital reminder of what is important in life. Hugs!
Thanks Lauren. Too easily forgotten by many in today’s fast moving society, Lauren, sigh! Big hugs and much affection to you my friend! xx
Carpe Diem — Great post, Penny !!!!!
Thank you (can you see me taking a little bow here?) I liked this one, myself! 🙂 Usually I’m a rather severe critic of my written words. Very glad you liked it! 😀
Sometimes we are too harsh of a critic on ourselves — I’m glad you gave yourself a little pat on the back for this one. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Much Affection to you too, Penny 🙂
Thank you Yoshiko, my so dear friend! 🙂
🙂 You are most welcome, Penny
Many years ago, 1980 or 1981, I brought an album. It was the music to The Empire Strikes Back. In it there was George Lucas’ goals for the film series. He said he wanted to make nine films over a 40 year period. He said he started with the fourth because there wasn’t the technology at that time to make the films that would be the Clone Wars in the way he wanted.
Technology today can take over so many things. And that is a major problem. Technology is starting to take over our lives. Soon, it will be The Age of Ultron or the time od Skylabs (Terminator) where the machines want to wipe out humanity
Well that’s a scary thought, Al. I think I’ll tell my A.I. unit to go on vacation for awhile. I’ve noticed he’s been a little antsy lately! 😀 xx
Haha good idea. Just please – not to England. Send him to Korea. Oh, that may not be a good idea either lol
Hear hear! Well said Penny! xoxo ^..^
Thank you Barb! 🙂 xox
Your message is so refreshing, i always love what your heart brings to life within your words…a true reflection of what lives within. May your New Year be full of God’s amazing blessings Penny!
Hi Wendell a most wonderful New Year to you. Each of your words are like a blessing to receive. I thank you for this!
Thanks for the inspirational post. It’s very meaningful and points us back to the essential things that we often forget. I’m not keen on technology except for the wonderful people across the world I’ve come in contact with and become friends with through blogging, such as you.
Thank you David. I agree with you, it’s wonderful to connect like this. It just about tops the list for what is good about technology, in my humble opinion, anyway! 🙂