InspirEmail No 260 - June 24th, 2013 - Live for now
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

Live for now 

There are two days in every week that we should not worry about, two days that should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.

Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the power in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed nor can we erase a single word we've said for yesterday is gone!

The other day we shouldn't worry about is tomorrow with its impossible adversaries, its burden, its hopeful promise and poor performance.

Tomorrow is beyond our control and tomorrow's sun will rise either in splendour or behind a mask of clouds, however it will rise and until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow for it is yet unborn.

This leaves only one day - today. Any person can fight the battles of just one day, it is only when we add the burdens of yesterday and tomorrow that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives people to despair, it is the remorse of bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

So therefore . . . live and enjoy one day at a time and that day is today.

Author Unknown

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So what did I learn?

I learned that sometimes it is easier to share my soul with the whole world than it is to share it with someone intimate.
I learned that aspiring toward my desires takes true commitment and, a solid belief that my goals have legitimacy.
I learned that asking for understanding is sometimes impossible but, giving understanding is not.
I learned that trying to prepare others for what lies ahead, may confuse their innocence and thwart their progress.
I learned that saying no to someone else, even when they object can help them learn to say no in their own lives, when need be.
I learned that wanting and needing are hard to separate, but the difference is of great importance.
I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was and that I need both strength and insight to function.
I learned that I will not always feel positive but that my down days give me perspective.
I learned that patience takes self-discipline but its rewards are immense.
I learned that laughing after making a mistake does not erase its valuable lesson.
I learned that letting someone else's laughter reach my heart is just as rewarding as saying something to make them laugh.
I learned that appreciation of others, of life and of challenges causes each day to be full and fruitful.
I learned that it is good to expect better of one's self but, not so good to stress over petty details.
I learned that living is not one huge moment of joy. It is the travel and the unravel - the discovery of life, that builds foundations for joy and for loving, and living.

Written by N.O.Tate

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I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today
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