Look To This Day, Flag and Salad

03 Jun

This poem is for a good friend, Marilyn, whom I have met through blogging.  I found this poem and read it every day for the years one of our baby twins was having heart operations, at 13 days, at 18 months and at 2 and a half. You’ll be glad to know he is in his 30s and thriving. It gave me comfort then and has given me comfort since. I suppose it is part of the philosophy behind my blog – find the beauty in every single day.   For Marilyn and Bobby, with love and hope.

Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendor of action
the glory of power.

For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.

– ancient Sanskrit poem –

2     The wind has dropped, the rain has stopped and Summer came in! So – I have put up my Festival flag.

Festival flag

Festival flag

3     Our salad tonight was our first from our Edible garden and was delicious.

Tonight's salad

Tonight’s salad



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5 responses to “Look To This Day, Flag and Salad

  1. valeriedavies

    June 5, 2015 at 6:35 am

    One of my favourite poems too… lovely thank you…

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    June 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you…thank you…I was so need of hearing “something”…and your words were so needed…Yes…I cried…but, for the love that is shown to me in so many ways!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      And please know that I think of you both and send love through the ether every day. x x

  3. Grannymar

    June 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I do like the Sanskrit poem and the colourful salad is amazing.

  4. hjbryant

    June 3, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Beautiful words and a beautiful salad!


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