Thursday, October 14, 2010

Look to This Day

What a great surprise when I got in to work today.  Actually I almost called in sick rather than spend another day staring at nothingness, but I'm back online, the virus is gone...although I am still a little anxious to click on anything except for those people and sites that I know...which is sad.  We shouldn't have to be afraid to click something on our own computers. I may seem like a nerd, but computer viruses frighten me. Here at work, I always have the Help Desk to call here at work, but my home computer really frightens me.  That's why I keep it so well protected. I've notice that the Help Desk uses a free program called Bleeping Computers which seems to be the only thing that gets rid of them.  I love the word free and am definitely thinking of seeing what they have to offer.

By the way, I wrote  yesterday's blog the night before and set it with a timer.  Kept checking on my cell phone, and I noticed it didn't post itself until several hours after I had set it to post, but eventually it did, I am not going to complain. I am not going to complain about anything; I am just so happy to have a computer. Makes for a boring day it is when you sit and do nothing.  

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the verities
and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness
And tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

from the Sanskrit

 I was sitting at my desk yesterday, bored, trying to find a game on my cell phone, just trying to find something to d, something to keep me occupied, and before I realized it, I was thinking about how anxious I was to get home. It was barely 2 pm, and already I was projecting into the future. Then, before I long, I found myself already thinking about all the work I have to do this weekend...and how am I going to do it all...and how I wish I had a weekend to rest...and, oh, how tired I am going to be...and on and on until I actually found myself dreading the weekend. All negative projections, and the weekend the weekend is yet to come.  What is the old saying?  'Today will be yesterday, but tomorrow will never come.' To be honest, I don't know if that's an old saying or something I made up in my head.  Sometimes my brain don't work so well anymore. No matter what, today, this moment, this is all we've got.  It's the only thing we have control over. That is something many of us tend to forget.
So, we  spend  our entire lives in a past that no longer exists or a future that may never be real, never enjoying what we have today, at this present moment.  Yesterday with all its mistakes, disappointments, and sorrows is gone forever...once it has happened there is no going back...even the happy moments and triumphs have disappeared into the recesses of our memories. And we lose the beauty of our present when we remain stuck in the past. The past is gone, and there is absolutely nothing we can do to alter any of it.  All we can do is go on...

...but, tomorrow is yet to come. Of course, it is very important for each of us to dream and to hold that dream in our hearts and work towards it, but we must remember to stay in the present.   Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision, and today is all we have. Many of us are unfulfilled because we fail to focus our attention on what is taking place right now  Time slips away so quickly, and in today's world, we never know what tomorrow will bring. This means we have to learn how to appreciate that what we do today can mold our tomorrow and prevent us from regretting yesterday. Enjoy life one day at a time and remember that "today" used to be called "tomorrow." Time moves on.


  1. ~i can oh os relate to your words...i have been known to work myself in to a frenzie about all the todos that soon i am wishing the day would just pause and not move forward...thank you for sharing your words with us and glad to hear your virus is gone...there is some happy news on my blog...when you have a moment please do stop over...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  2. Hi Mary, you found your Prolific Blogger Award on my blog before I could let you know about it -- you're fast! Glad the computer bug is gone.

  3. Our ISP Comcast includes Norton in our packages now.
    By package I mean ...the internet, cable tv and our house phone which includes calls anywhere in the USA at no extra charge.
    Still I don't feel safe opening all things and the word Free hasn't always been the meaning of that word. sigh!
    The calling area is true.
    Long distance calls never reflect on my bill.
    Have a great day m/f. :0)

  4. I think you said that you got the virus, by clicking/opening an email from someone you used to know. Do you know that people's computers [Pc's that is] can be infected, and being used as a bot, without them knowing it?

    In other words, if someone [on a Pc] clicks on some thing "not right," the worm or virus can be placed into their computer, and start sending out Crap-O-La to all the people on their Address Book, etc.

    I don't have all the facts on such, but know it is Insidious!!!! And all this virus/worm stuff is the main reason we went to Mac's.

  5. Really resonate with your post today Mary...
    As for the computer virus Yahoo! Glad it's gone! I know that thing all to well!

    I've been busy today staying in the moment...washing curtains, writing poetry, cleaning in spurts around the house...just doing what I feel like doing, when I feel like doing it. One of the perks of not working anymore I guess, lol. I do know what you mean tho about projecting...we all do it, that is for sure and I'm learning not to revisit the past unless it is a happy memory I choose to recall.

    Here's wishing for you enough moments to do whatever it is you wish for!

    Blessings Dear Friend!