There is no dearth of quotes about “today”—a Google search brought up numerous motivational and/or inspirational websites. Here are a few that jumped out to me:
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” –Charles Dederich
“Never let yesterday use up too much of today.” --Will Rogers
“This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” --Psalms 118:24
However, it was this quote, attributed to Dale Carnegie, which was my favorite of the ones I read this morning:
“Today is life—the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”
I like this quote. Too often, I allow my “to-do” list to drive how I experience my day, rather than my desires. While I can’t just ignore the responsibilities of daily life, I could find ways to better weave more enjoyment into my individual days by spending time each day pursuing the things that give me passion.
I like it because it reminds me that today is indeed the fabric of life I have to work with. Yesterday has passed and tomorrow, though promised, is never guaranteed. I like it because it challenges me to be involved, be engaged, and keep active—intellectually as well as physically. And I believe the reward of living today with enthusiasm and passion is the joy that is returned to you.
Have a great day!