There are some things, some events and decisions we hoped and feel we should have behaved, thought, acted, or reacted differently, but we realize that as our own life history unfolds, there is no turning back, no undo's, no rewinds. We can only think back and move ahead. We leave the past and live the present...
But we don't have to worry about tomorrow either because God knows his plans. I've read this beautiful prose from this site, and although I've posted it without permission, I acknowledge that I do not own and did not write this. Nevertheless, here it goes:
YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry.
Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow.
With its possible adversities, Its burdens,
Its large promise and poor performance.
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow's Sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
This just leaves only one day . . . Today.
Any person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternity's -
yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday
and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
Let us therefore live but one day at a time.~ Author Unknown ~
Source: Roger Knapp's site: http://www.rogerknapp.com/inspire/yesterdaytomorrow.htm
Photo: taken by me (Camiguin, Philippines on August 21, 2004)