The Wisdom of Yesterday – Lost or just forgotten?



“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 Β 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,

~ Penny

28 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Yesterday – Lost or just forgotten?

  1. A nice reminder…
    I’ve been away from electronics more than usual with the girls hockey schedules lately.
    Love to watch them play!
    xo πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xo

  2. 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. πŸ™‚

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. Penny,
    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.

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