Sunday, October 16, 2011

Some Odds And Ends On "Today"

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little at least we didn't get sick, and is we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. - Buddha

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx

Today is life, the only life you're sure of. Make the most of today.
Get interested in something. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. - Dale Carnegie

Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures. - Gene Brown

You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow. - Harriet Martineau

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalms 118:24

If you're talking about what you did yesterday, you're not doing much today. - James Andrews

Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have. So spend it wisely. Kay Lyons

The beginning is always today. - Mary Shelly

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "Thank you?" - William Arthur Ward

Devote today to something so daring; even you can't believe you're doing it. - Oprah Winfrey

Look to this day.
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your
existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!
- Kalidasa

Live today. Yes, live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don't rent them out to tomorrow. do you know what you're doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out? You're cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you're stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake the next morning and that today that you wasted is gone forever. It's now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you, but now you'll never know. - Jerry Spinelli