Today Is The Day . . .
Your life is the only thing you will never lose. Even after death, the things you did while you
were alive will remain forever; for eternity. The tough question is, “how should we live our
life so we leave an impact on the world, for everyone to benefit from into the indefinite
To answer this question life must be broken down into the past, present, and future.
The Past - Faith
The past includes everything you have already achieved, your memories of both failures
and successes. Depending on how you have lived your life thus far, it may seem dark and
gloomy or bright and sunny. However, the key to realize is that no matter what has
happened to you before it does not have to control what will happen to you in the future.
You can overcome any obstacles that you have previously faced and achieve newfound
success. The past does not need to hold you back.
Stop believing you will never amount to any worthy task, and free yourself from defeat.
Have faith in yourself because you are greater than you think. You are worthy of all the
good things that the world is ready to offer you.
The Past - Worry
People worry because they are unsure of how they will accomplish something. They want
to control everything they encounter so they can be sure of what is to come. Worry stops us
from enjoying our lives fully. It is silly to worry about things that you cannot control
because doing so will result in no good. It will only make you feel bad. Therefore, have faith,
because all things will work out for the best.
The Present - Love
The present is everything in your life that is now true, your current circumstances, also
called the status quo; the current state of affairs. Everything you encounter has both a bad
and good side.
It is your responsibility to take only what is good from the world. Find the good in every
situation and you may discover that everything is not quite as bad as you originally thought.
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. You are united with the world around you
because anything you do to hurt yourself also hurts others and anything done to hurt others
also hurts yourself.
Therefore, stop taking everything in the world at its face value. Stop reacting to all those
bad circumstances and instead take action to make things better.
The Present - Hate
Hate is the other side of Love's coin. Hate stems from the belief that there are not enough
good things in the world to go around. That is completely untrue.
Evil is the lack of good, just like darkness is the absence of light. Therefore,
everything is made up of good things, or the lack of them.
There is an abundance of everything in the world and if people learned to share good things
then there would be no poverty. You have to stop separating yourself from the universe
because all bad things that you send into it come right back to you, just like all good deeds
come back. Often referred to as "what goes around, comes around," Karma is a popular
teaching of the Buddhist religion. It stems from the idea that all things are connected.
We discover that giving someone hate, steals from the good that we can bring to others.
Spending all that energy giving away a lack of good can wear you out very quickly, so stop
seeking revenge on your enemies. Reconnect with the world around you.
The Future - Hope
The future includes all your goals of what you want to accomplish and dreams of what you
would like to become. Goals and dreams are the plans for your life. Hope is the belief that
you can make life happen through your actions.
It is the acceptance of the responsibility for what you will do with your life. It is the constant
striving for excellence in being the best you can be that allows you to make a positive
difference in this world. Make plans of what you want to do with your life and begin to bring
them into reality little by little. Do something today that brings you closer to your dream, no
matter how insignificant that one thing may seem.
Dreams do not come to pass over night but with a strong will and a trying spirit they will
soon be your reality because time is only an illusion.
The Future - Fear
Fear is the belief that life happens to you. Believing that you have no control over anything
gives you a passive attitude - thinking it is okay to live your life without any positive
contribution to the world.
You should be actively creating value, anything that is made or any action that is performed
with good intentions, in the world, no matter how insignificant your contribution may seem.
Stop being fearful of what your future will bring and instead use that energy previously
wasted in fear to create your future. Though fear can be minimized it can never be truly
eliminated so it is your job to take a bold step, despite fear, toward creating the future of
Your Bright Life
Your life is overflowing with potential. You can be a great person. No one is perfect,
and no one will ever be perfect, but you can -and should- let out your full potential, your
light, for the whole world to see.
take your happiness away again. 1
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand. 2
It doesn't take time to change one's destiny. 3
It just takes a single first step - Today
 -Today is the Day ~Adapted from Joshua Schwarz
 ~Irish Blessing
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