Today’s not yesterday and it’s also not tomorrow, even though it seems we spend part of each day dwelling on those past and potential future events.
Perhaps it may be wise to live more in the ‘right now’ of things where we can and do effect, potentially many, of the events shaping our everyday lives.
“When all is said and done
what today we have begun
is the single thing
that tomorrow brings
through yesterday’s recall
those memories from us all.”~Plh
“Live long and prosper” ~ Spock, Starship Enterprise
With much affection,
I wish you well.
Yesterday’s merely today in the making.
Tomorrows are filled with dreams but awaking.
Holding fast is your soul, the key to your life.
Holding fast is your heart with love shining bright.
Holding fast is your mind and all that you see.
Be ALL you can be.
“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,
I really like this song (oldie). The song is great and the singer is just too, too cool or perhaps I should say hot, Ya’ gotta’ love the ‘tude! It’s huge! I hope you enjoy this blast from the past!
Hope your Thursday is/was a good one and that your Friday is even better!
Quotes are wonderful things. They remind us of … well … who we are; how we’d like to be and feel, or how we are feeling in the moment.
A favorite quote of mine is:
“Life is too short to start yourself with broken pieces of yesterday,
it will definitely destroy your wonderful today
and ruin your great tomorrow” ~ Unknown Author
So, having said that, this Monday morning here in the Northwestern section of America, I wish you the happiest memories from your yesterdays, the greatest successes in your todays and blessings and well wishes for all your tomorrows.
“We may not be able to change our yesterday, but we can be stronger, braver in our todays, beginning by feeling good about ourselves and then sharing and caring with others!” ~ Penny L Howe, 2014
Have a most excellent week ahead,
“As you lay sleeping,
tonight prepares for tomorrow
~ so you can make the most of it!
When you wake up,
your task ~
to ensure this happens!”
Penny L Howe, 2013
Thanks for stopping by,
The road you are traveling should always be today’s road.
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow we are shaping as we go forward.
“Leave regrets in yesterday,
or you will find yourself on a road
with no tomorrow to look forward to!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
If you look off to your right of this post you will see an image saying A Penny For Your Thoughts. A while back I began a blog for inspirational quotes, mostly for myself, but I’ve decided to share. The one you just read was taken from there. For more inspirational quotes, just click on the image – it’s free, and you don’t even need to comment, just hopefully be inspired or enjoy!
Lovingly carved by my human creator, I stand posed in quiet contemplation on a shelf, in a room, in a house. My permanently, etched eyes “wide open” watching life take place around me.
Removed from my birth home, from where my body originated, I am far from the natural elements of nature’s flow, and yet it still survives within me. So it is now, with great sadness, that I silent and helplessly watch the hardships humanity lay upon themselves; confronting each other and their own selves, but without the nourishing rhythm and balance of nature – that they now willfully deny, much as wayward children not wanting to learn life’s important lessons.
I watch as they try and fail to come to terms with their errors of judgement, losing their precious connections to one another and to mother nature herself, even as they (with sometimes innocent intent) tear down the very infrastructure that lead to their existence and survival as a species.
I can see so very clearly and there is a great sadness within me as I sit on this shelf in solitary confinement. If I could, I would cry. But my tears would not be seen, either.
Penny L Howe, 2013
Yes definitely way over the 150 word limit, But I am hopeful this short written piece is still one you will find an interesting read. To join Alastair’s Photo Fiction writing challenge, (who’s weekly prompt is one of his wonderful photographs), click here! Go for it – you’ll have fun!
The photo prompt for Alastairs Photo Fiction writing challenge this week is fascinating. A couple in a vintage vehicle on a modern highway. The muse took over on this one as I viewed the past (the vehicle) the present (traveling on the road) and the future (their destination). Enjoy:
The Roads You Travel
How many roads do you travel
as you journey through each passing day,
yesterday, today or tomorrow’s
choices of road – an array.
I think that we travel on each road
depending on how the day goes,
today’s road may just be reflective
Yesterday’s full of woes.
Tomorrow’s road nurture’s our day dreams
today’s road weaving through turns,
tomorrow’s encountering road blocks
to hinder our travels and yearns.
I may ponder too long on the right road
and wait ’til the crossroads have passed,
missing the signs that direct me
turn ’round and look for the last.
The last road, the one that’s the true one,
the last road that sped quickly by,
the last road I need to return to
the road where my future does lie.
How many roads do you travel
the high one, the middle or low,
just do make sure at the crossroads
take it easy and go very slow.
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
Thanks for stopping by, be sure and check out Alastair’s weekly writing challenge by clicking on the link. Give it a try, you’ll have fun! Have a great day and a better tomorrow!
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!