“Yesterday is History, tomorrows a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.”
Every day I say affirmations and quotes that resonate with me. While scrolling through TikTok, looking for something enlightening, I stumbled upon a quote that I’ve heard before and I’m sure you have too. “Yesterday is History, tomorrows a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present”.
A couple of things come to mind when I read this quote. 1. “Yesterday is History…”You can’t go back into the past, because you cannot change the past, your past. The best thing to do is to have compassion for yourself, have compassion for your past. If you are worrying about what you did in the past, you are living in the past. You would not be the person you are today, without any of your past, remember that. 2. “…Tomorrow’s a Mystery…” You don’t have a clue as to what is going to happen in the future. You don’t know what’s going to happen in your life, so worrying about your future will not help your peace of mind either. 3. “… But, Today is a Gift…” The fact that it’s called the ‘present’, really means it is a gift. This part of the quote didn’t really make sense to me until I saw, “..That’s why its called the ‘present’.” We are so blessed to be here, we should be celebrating our lives each and every day. Even through the tough times, you can still be grateful and be in the present moment. This present moment is such a gift, to be here experiencing all that there is. Enjoy the moment, be fully in the ‘present’ because honestly, it’s all you have! So why not surrender and embrace to where you are right now.
I know, most people would say “That’s easier said then done about really enjoying every moment of your life”. BUT you have to realize that to make any kind of changes in your life you need to be dedicated to changing, even motivated. If you believe something is hard, then you will see it as hard. You have to remember how powerful your mind is, it’ll believe whatever you tell it. You have to realize how powerful you really are, because you are powerful beyond measure. I feel we are meant to be living in the present moment, be fully present wherever you are. When I say be fully in the present, I mean being present with whatever you are doing, like reading a book, out walking in nature, watching a sunrise, hanging out with family or friends, playing with an animal or even washing dishes. Be fully in that present moment, not thinking about anything else but what you are doing. Fully enjoy the things that are meant to give you life, not the things that take away from you living your life.
I’ve realized that I don’t want to waste my life, the time that I was given to be here on Earth. I want to fully enjoy every day that I have here. I hope each day you do one thing that brings your soul joy. I believe our souls are all here to learn lessons to help us understand the meaning of life here. Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium (I’ve talked about him a lot on here, if you don’t know who he is look him up! He’s pretty amazing.) had someone ask him during one of his lives “What is the meaning of life?” and this for sure is a big question to ask anybody. And he took a moment to contemplate it, and he said “The meaning of life is what happens when you leave here.” I truthfully had to watch this video a couple of times to really drive deep to what he meant by this. Every act of kindness, every thing you do that makes a positive impact, is what really matters here in this life. Because every act of kindness that you do, really does make an impact, even if you can’t see it for yourself.
Haha well, with this post I am a little all over the place, but my hope is that you found something that resonates with you. Some days I’m a little scatter-brained and I may not have a blog post thats written beautifully and not every day is sunshine and rainbows for me. I’m not perfect and I don’t strive to be. We are all unique a should be showing our uniqueness with confidence. Keep learning and don’t give up on yourself for having a bad day, because “Yesterday is History, Tomorrows a mystery, but today, Today is a gift, that is why it is called the present“. Every day that you wake up, is truly a gift. Live in the present moment, be fully here, embrace another beautiful day. No matter how small, and no matter if no one sees you doing it, I hope you go out there today and make a positive impact on the world. Because one small act of kindness can change the world.