JOHN MILTON BEARD
There are two days in every week about
which we should not worry. Two days
which should be kept free from fear and
apprehension. One of these days is
yesterday with its mistakes and cares. Its
faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our
control. All the money in the world cannot
bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a
single act that we performed. We cannot
erase a single word we said. Yesterday is
gone. The other day we should not worry
about is tomorrow. With its possible
adversities, its burdens, its large promises
and its poor performance. Tomorrow is also
beyond our immediate control. Tomorrows
sun will rise, either in splendor or a mass
of clouds. It will rise. Until it does we have
no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
That leaves only one day...TODAY. Any
person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens
of those two awful eternitys, yesterday and
tomorrow that we break down. Its not the
experience of today that drives us mad, its
in the remorse or bitterness for something
which happened yesterday and the dread
of what might happen tomorrow. Let us
therefore live but one day at a time.