Daily Writing #38: Read this immediately after you wake up

You must remember these wise words of Master Oogway, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called present”.

The quote is originally attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt.

Do you believe in the words above?

Most people don’t.

Most people wake up, miserable, stressed, and filled with despair.

For them, the present is far from a gift. In fact, it’s just one more day that they have to go through.

How can we change this attitude?

Obviously by remembering the importance of each passing second, and living it to the fullest extent.

By remaining present 100% where we are and immersing ourselves in whatever we are doing.

Read the following words from Ralph Waldo Emerson on making each day a masterpiece:

Finish every day and be done with it. For manners and for wise living it is a vice to remember. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day for all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the rotten yesterdays.

Letter to his daughter Ellen, reprinted in The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Read it in James Clear newsletter.

The importance of each day is aptly captured in the above words that no explanation is needed.

If you read these words every day after waking up, you will never let the day go to waste.

You will not be burdened by the weight of your past. You know this day is a new beginning.

It brings with itself a new hope to do better than the last time.

Live this day with a renewed passion for life without letting the ghost of your past haunt you.

I write daily here on my blog. There is no limit to the word count. I am not focusing on any topic here. I want to build a daily writing habit. This is Day 38 of the Daily Writing Challenge in 2022.

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