Thursday, November 12, 2009

One Day At A Time

I have been trying read more inspirational and healing writings in the past month. I came across one that has helped me, and I just wanted to share. I hope it helps someone that might be struggling:

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 beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will rise, whether 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 leaves only one day: Today.

Any man can fight the battles of just one day. It is when you and I add the burdens of two awful eternities – yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down.

It is not necessarily the experience of today that disturbs one’s peace of mind. It is often time the bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring. Let us therefore live one day at a time.

~ Author Unknown

On another note, things are well and I have embraced the spirit of my girls everyday, and it feels so good :)

Love to you, Nan xo


  1. That is excellent. Thank you so much for sharing this. I know that it is easier said then done but these are words that we should try to live by.

  2. This is beautiful, Nan. I love how this describes perfectly how most of our peace is stolen by those "two awful eternities". Wow. This is such an eye-opener.

    Thanks so much for sharing this.


  3. I love this, Nan. Thank you!

  4. Very powerful... and so true. It's amazing how you can read someone else's words and "it" can just click.

    Thank you, Nan.

  5. Very interesting Nan...thank you for sharing these thought provoking words. xoxo

  6. Such wonderful things to think about! Thank you for sharing!

  7. That is really good and I love the message! Thank you for sharing it!!!

  8. This was so incredibly wonderful and powerful. Thank you so much for sharing this Nan!


  9. Summed up so perfectly and so eloquently. We all have felt the burden of yesterday, so here's to today and living "in the moment"!

    No more looking in the rear view mirror...

    Love and lotts of hugs,

  10. Hi Nan!

    Thank you for sharing , this is very helpful.
    I miss you on the coping with m/c site but I perfectly understand why you dont post there .
    Just to say I think about you and hope everything is good .
    Love Angie H

  11. Beautiful, powerful and perfect. Thank you.