Random musings about life

Thursday, July 31, 2008

What makes life exciting is that we don't know what's going to happen next. It is the mystery of the uncertain and unknown things that we expect a new day with anticipation, hoping that the sun will shine brighter the next day.

If we look back into the yesteryears, to those moments our visual "video and audio player" mind can recall, we smile, regret, ponder, sometimes squirm, get angry or react defensively to the stream of memory that flash back and forth from our subconscious mind to conscious mind and vice versa.

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)



6 comment(s):

Imelda said...

nice put about the past and present.

pchi said...

thanks imelda ^__^

faye said...

nice post its about muni-muni
god gave us to much time to enjoy all but its up to us how we do it.
i really valued the past ,without the past i cant be in my present.

pchi said...

you are right ate faye

the past is important but some people dwell long enough with it

if it was a happy past, then we need to be thankful for it

if it wasn't really that good, then we need to be glad it's over.. hehe

hector_olympus said...

sabi sa forrest gump: life is like a box of chocolates, you'll never know what you'll gonna get next.

pchi said...

@hector

right! ^__^

and that's exactly the reason why living is exciting!

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