Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a mystery;
yesterday has passed;
Today is fresh and new;
I’ll try to make it last;
I’ll lend an ear to problems;
that other people have;
I’ll show a bit of kindness;
and give instead of grab;

‘ll capture precious memories;
implant them in my mind;
anything unpleasant;
I’ll leave it far behind;
Tonight I’ll fall asleep;
with a smile upon my face;
Tomorrow will bring memories;
Of a pleasant yesterday.
(c) 2010 Dot Clifton Zafra
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picture of sun sitting over sound

12 thoughts on “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

  1. Its my motto. )
    I can get to this site only by using my bookmark but, still have no link for posting.
    If I just post in the comment box then I couldn’t do an image…

  2. Dot, this verse in your poem, ‘and give instead of grab’ ties right in with
    Sara’s April 29 blog, “Chips of Wisdom” …Give, and you will receive”.
    Also makes me picture someone grabbing hurriedly and greedily. This selfish frenzy can be blinding…better watch out! May grab for a flower in the mix before someone else gets it and end up grabbing a thornbush instead.

  3. Dot, you have colloquialzed Paul’s message of wisdom in Philippians 3:13. ” I do not consider myself yet to have attained …But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead… forgetting those things . behind-Looking back is sure to end in going back … but he’s pressing forward as fast as he can;(from the reference)
    Paul also admonishes, and as you suggest above in your poem, what- soever things are good, pure, lovely of good report….think on these things.”

  4. Dot, I am working on your advice, keeping ‘the smile upon my face” at the end of each day. Sometimes I think my face might crack from frowning at the news and actions of people. I know the Word of God says, “Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;” I am going to work on a mind thought implant.

    I really do enjoy your depth of wisdom through your poetry and how it awakes my mind to hope. Might just soften a few wrinkles as well! 🙂

  5. Dot, I love this verse of your poem, “turning loose the robe of yesterdays strength;”.

    I think it can help us understand this promise of daily strength from Psalm 84:5-7: “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.”

    I am thinking that the strength God gave us for yesterday’s job may not be the same strength we need for today’s. But if we will ask the Lord for new strength and wisdom for each day He will clothe us with it.

  6. Dot,
    Great picture of the sun setting over the sound. Isn’t God’s creation more beautiful then we can fathom?

  7. Yes, Dot, you play the guitar and we will all sing along on this beautiful day, “How Great thou Art.”

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