Today Is The Yesterday – Day 118 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today will be the yesterday you long for tomorrow. Make the most of it while it’s here.

Do you ever long for the “good old days” when things were somehow simpler and life made more sense? It’s a universal human tendency to long for the past as an escape from the present.

As you age and as the world continues to speed up, the past may seem an appealing respite from the challenges of your present. Yet, you are making more pasts all the time. Today, this moment will shortly be in the past. It will join the sacred narrative that tells the tale of your life.

The question is what kind of a memory will this day be? When you’re rocking in the chair of old age, will today be a day that makes you close your eyes and smile with pride?

Power hack: Live now while you can. Make every day a past worth cherishing. One day your days of action will be complete. You’ll only have memories of what you did and what was left undone.

The 17th Century English poet, Robert Herrick penned perhaps the quintessential of this concept in one his poems.

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.

You and I are citizens of eternity, but this form, this now has its limits. Make the most of this day while it’s here.

Thanks for reading the blog and for sharing it with a friend!

Ray

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Ray Davis

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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