day--it truly is all we've got. There is nothing more
in this life over which we have any control at all.
While our actions today may affect our tomorrows, it's still
true that we have control only over today's actions and
thoughts and reactions. When you get right down to it,
you could even say that we have only this moment, for we
don't have control over any of our actions even half an hour
into the future. There's just right now.
you want to grow and develop as a person, you must take some
sort of action today to make sure it happens. That
means sitting down and reading a book that's important to
you, or even planning to register tomorrow for a certain
course or seminar. It may not take place for a while,
but by making plans today you can guarantee that you'll be a
part of it.
think that we're not taught to appreciate this thing called
"today." We tend to take it for granted, for
here it is--it has come unannounced, and we haven't had to
do anything for it to become part of our lives. It
just came. We appreciate those moments that we've
worked for--slipping into a hot tub after a long and
difficult day, leaving for a nice vacation, receiving the
raise at work--but we tend not to see our right now as the
most important moment of our lives.
we tend not to appreciate it. But it doesn't have to
be so. We can look to this day as the beautiful gift
that it is. It really does contain everything, and we
can see it all if we train ourselves to do so. You are
living in a beautiful new today right now, and you have the
choice to look to it for the marvel that it is, or to take
it for granted as just another day. Which do you think
will help you the most?