This ancient Sanskrit poem has been a source of strength for me through a number of very difficult times – when one of our baby twins was desperately ill and through various other family traumas that many of us have to deal with from time to time.
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 splendour 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
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day….
I give it to you again here in the hope that it will help anyone else out there who needs to make the most of each and every day to create those memories of happiness and to make ‘every tomorrow a vision of hope.’
Our lovely neighbour brought us half a pumpkin yesterday and today I have made a delicious Pumpkin Soup served with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – scrumptious! Thanks, Sue.
On Saturday evening we went into Redruth to see the fire works and they were just fabulous! Enjoy the gallery.I wish I could bring you the sounds and the smells as well! Click on any photo to get the full effect.
November 11, 2015 at 11:29 am
love the poem
November 11, 2015 at 12:07 pm
Yes, it resonates with many. I love it too. 🙂
November 11, 2015 at 4:10 am
Wonderful words in the poem and suitable for so many occasions. Your fireworks look well, ours were rather a bit of a damp squib.
November 11, 2015 at 1:39 am
Always loved those words !
Our Growing Paynes
November 10, 2015 at 9:21 pm
Beautiful poem. I’m sure it will help more than a few readers out there.
November 10, 2015 at 10:22 pm
I really hope so. I have posted it especially for some friends and hope it reaches others too. Thank you for your comment. 🙂
November 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm
love that poem, Sally! We went to the fireworks at Devoran and they were pretty special too XX