"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why they call it the present."My old high school teacher used to say this quote all the time. And when he said it we would all kind of roll our eyes at him and half heartedly finish the quote.
I didn't see it then. The power of this phrase. How living in the history can cause depression and how living in the mystery can cause anxiety.
How blessed we are for today. This very moment.
How truly this moment is all we have. We never know what is to come. What will lie around the next corner of life.
But we can be thankful for this day. For this gift from God.
I won a print that says, Today I am thankful.
I think once we can be thankful for today, and not what we had or hope to have, that we begin to truly live. To feel joy and live out gratitude.
This is one of the hugest lessons I learned while being sick. There is always much to be grateful for and the more you thank God with every breath, the more you see joy and the blessings.
This is truly the day that The Lord has made,
So let us be glad and rejoice in it.
Whatever it may hold. May we rejoice.
Linking up with LisaJo and many other lovely ladies for Five Minute Friday! Please do go and read some of the other takes on today's prompt: Present
Also I'm happy to say I am going on an adventure to the gulf islands this weekend - a wonderful gift indeed. Look forward to chatting when I get back.