Yesterday won’t be back. There’ll be no opportunity for a second try. No revisits. No rewinds. No revisions. We will never again face the exact same set of circumstances.
If we missed an opportunity yesterday then that precise opportunity is gone. If we wronged someone yesterday, the hurt remains. If we wasted yesterday then that time has been wasted forever.
There’s an old adage that tell us time is like a river. It’s not possible to touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again.
It can be unsettling to realise that our entire lived existence is a collection of yesterdays…a mixture of good and bad; of opportunities missed and opportunities embraced; of hits and misses; frustrations and satisfactions. What was yesterday is no longer today.
There’s reassurance, though, in the fact that the river still flows; that new days bring with them new opportunities. As long as we have the sincere intent there’s always the opportunity to make corrections. If we believe change is possible then it becomes so.
Yesterday may have passed and there’s no way to predict tomorrow. But what we have is right now, this very moment in time. And that’s enough to decide to make a difference.
Each and everyone of us has the potential to either be a prisoner of our past; a victim of our history or the author of a retold, refreshed and reinvigorated story.
We are all responsible for our own happiness. It’s an obligation we can’t pass onto someone else. Personal happiness is moulded and boosted by our way of thinking and most people are as happy as they decide they want to be.
That puts the emphasis on making the most of today…and not forgetting that this day will never happen again.