Someone has said that today is a marvel of opportunity, crucified between two thieves, yesterday and tomorrow! Today, this very day, is one of the most wonderfully precious things you will ever have.
You can have faith for almost anything if you’ll take it a day at a time. God’s Word says, “As your day, so shall your strength be.”1 Every morning, look up and put your hand in the hand of Jesus and say, “This day I will trust You; this day I will, with Your help, walk step by step by Your side, and You will keep me in perfect peace today.”
Today you can do some of the things that you’ve been putting off for so long. You can’t do them yesterday and may not have the chance to do them tomorrow, but today is yours! Today you can be the kind of person you always dreamed you’d be “tomorrow.”
Your yesterdays are left with God, and none of their disappointments should be dragged into this day. Tomorrow is still unborn and you shouldn’t borrow from it. Today is filled with golden opportunities and pregnant with great possibilities! This is the golden tomorrow that you dreamed about yesterday.
—Virginia Brandt Berg (1886–1968)
Make the choice to embrace this day. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the ghost of yesterday or the To-Do list of tomorrow! It’s inspiring to see all the wonderfully amazing things that can happen in a day in which you participate.
—Steve Maraboli (b. 1975)
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
—Mother Teresa (1910–1997)
Every second is of infinite value.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon—instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
—Dale Carnegie (1888–1955)
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
—Barbara Bush (b. 1925)
Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made 3,650 persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.
—Sydney Smith (1771–1845)