Saturday, April 25, 2015

“The past is history, the future a mystery, but today is a gift – that is why we call it the present.”

   The past is something that cannot be changed.  No matter how much time we focus on it, it will never change.  Regret for wrongdoings is good, but it should not keep us from living the present moment, which in turn becomes the past.  If we constantly live in the past, we will miss the present we have every day.  The past can help us change what we do today.
   The future is also mysterious to us.  We can plan for the future and do as much as we can, but we do not control it.  Our control is limited to today.  If we focus too much on the future, we will miss what we can do today.  Some people never live to see retirement.  The future is good to plan for, but nothing is guaranteed.  Thinking of the future can help us decide what we do today.
   Today is our gift.  But first, we must recognize the giver.  God gives us every day that we have.  We should be grateful to Him for today.  There may be no tomorrow, yesterday may have been terrible, but today is what we make of it.  It comes as an unopened box, but it remains unopened if we do nothing with it.  Tomorrow, it will be gone.
   Cherish today.  Think of how you would like to remember it.  Think of where you would like it to take you.  I am reminded of the prayer that Jesus gave us “… give us this day our daily bread…”

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