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October 20, 2014

Today Is a Gift, Live It

How often do we dwell on our past, fantasize about our future but forget to cherish the present? How many of us wake up and hurry to be a part of the worldly commotion without realizing that it’s a start to a new day with endless possibilities ? How many of us actually live in the present, without a glance at the past or a peep into the future?

Most of our days are full to the brim with the activities and daily chores that make us ‘possessed’ to do a particular task. The worry of a mistake committed yesterday on a project to be submitted tomorrow, takes away the essential part in between – ‘today’.

The dialogue from the animated movie, “Kung Fu Panda” addresses this worry and teaches a big lesson through small words, “ Yesterday was History, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, and that’s why it's called Present”. 


There are only two billion seconds in an average human life and every second during which we dwell on the past, steals away from the present. Life is a blessing and we must make the most of it. There are times when we ponder endlessly about our future or fret on our mistakes but one must understand that life is unpredictable and no one knows what may happen tomorrow, so live today like it’s the only day of your life.

The best way to enjoy the present is to find peace and happiness in the small things we do and small things that happen around us. These are those perfect moments which are free of cost but give us immense joy. Life is so very short. It is important, no doubt, to focus on your career and achieve success but it is equally important to enjoy the journey.

Every day is like a blank slate waiting to be filled. Each day is a new beginning, so do all you can, to make it worth while. Live in the moment, do what you can today, don’t wait till tomorrow. 


Courtesy: Setu Blog, The Shishukunj International School