"I live a day at a time.Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning, I say: "What's my exciting thing for today?" Then, I do the day. Don't ask me about tomorrow."
-Barbara Jordan, author-
How many people are so busy wondering what they are doing next Tuesday, or still mumbling about what happened last week?
I think Barbara is onto something here. The old prayer "Give us our DAILY bread..." said a mouthful. Concentrate on today. It's the present and should be given its due respect. The past is in the books and the future will come soon enough...we all know that.
Enjoy the day, and all its worth and beauty. That's how real living is done.Thanks to Ms. Jordan for the reminder.
"Too many people overvalue what they are not, and undervalue what they are."
We took Forbes to mean here that most of us focus on out poor or negative qualities and deeds, and do not give ourselves credit for the good. This doesn't mean we shouldn't strive to always improve and correct our faults and shortcomings.
The suggestion here is don't use yourself as a punching bag and don't forget to give yourself a little pat on the back occasionally. At the end of the day, most of us have done a few good things and others have done many things well.
Keep striving for 'better' certainly. In addition, remind yourself to give credit where credit is due now and then. You'll find it both refreshing and energizing.
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