Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yesterday, Today and 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
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 splendour 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 leaves only one day, TODAY;
any one can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I
add the burdens of those two aweful eternities,
Yesterday and Tomorrow
that we break down.

It is not the experience of today
that drives us mad,
it is remorse or bitterness for something
which happened yesterday
and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

Let us, therefore, live one day at a time...

Pictures taken by Jj Roa Rodriguez
Burlington, ON, CA / 21 sept 2011


  1. this is beautiful....truly :)

  2. Dear JJ: Some honest truths here;

    "it is remorse or bitterness for something
    which happened yesterday"

    We must make today a better day to make all well with the left-over remains which can bring us down. Make today a good feeling day! (I'm learning mode here!) Thank-you! Positive! :)

  3. This sounds so metaphysical I thought for a moment I was on a mountaintop talking to the great sage with long white hair about the meaning of life.

  4. @ David Allen Waters, thank you!

    @ chiccoreal, thanks!

    @ Michael Offutt, i know... LOL! thanks!


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