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 future?


                                    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,
            n 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 dreams.


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.
Have faith,
    love,
    and hope,

            and nothing
            will ever
                    take your happiness away again.
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                    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.
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    It doesn't take time to change one's destiny. 3

                   
   It just takes a single first step - Today
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Acknowledgements:
[1] -Today is the Day ~Adapted from Joshua Schwarz
[2] ~Irish Blessing
[3]
~Kashmiri
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