A few days ago while I was watching a cartoon movie along with my young brothers, a dialogue drew my whole attention. The dialogue left me in deep valley of thoughts from which I could neither escape, nor forfeit throughout my whole night. That was a dialogue about an ancient saying of a man of wisdom.
“Yesterday was history, tomorrow is mystery but today is a gift and that’s why it is called as present”
I recall a saying of an honourable intellectual of Pakistan, Mr. Ishfaq Ahmed, in a TV program titled ZAVIA:
“We often have heard from people about saints that they are very sahib-e-haal buzurg”
Ishfaq Ahmed explained this line as: Saints are the people who don’t get trapped in the sorrows of the past nor have the fear of future, yet they enjoy the prevailing time by devoting themselves to what they have in their hands at present.
Deep in my thoughts I eventually came to the conclusion that we all are living an inferior life. Putting burdens of shame and fear of the past on our weak shoulders and humiliating our own selves by not understanding the “value hidden” in ourselves.
We don’t believe in what we are and what we are capable of and behave in an irresponsible and ignorant way towards our selves. Having a little faith and trust in ourselves, we can resolve majority of our problems and can be able to turn the world around in the direction of our choice.
Please remember that today is the time for repentance and seeking forgiveness on the wrong full acts of past and rise gloriously to face challenges of tomorrow. So enjoy today, give love and be loved in return, give happiness and receive happiness in return, help others and gain respect in return and through that we will gain divine value of faith and love of human kind.
I have started to value today by changing myself and by adopting good deeds to face the sun of tomorrow with gratitude and dignity.
Change today if you want to have a new and better tomorrow. Live in the present moment, be happy, do good things, forget past and you will have a better tomorrow. Ending with one of my favorite quotes by Groucho Marx:
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx