PRESENT: The Greatest Gift

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 splendour of achievement,

For yesterday is but a dream

And tomorrow is only a vision

Bu 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.


The greatest gift. . . . . . is the realisation that life does not consist either wallowing in the past or of peering anxiously at the future, and it is appalling to contemplate the great number of often painful steps by which one arrives at a truth so old, so obvious, and so frequently expressed. It is good for one to appreciate that life is now. Whatever it offers, little or much, life is now – this day this hour.

                                                                ———-Charles Macomb Flandrau

Author: Aumtara