Look to this day,
For it is LIFE,
The very Life of Life.
In it’s brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power –
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America. It is a tradition to take the day and be thankful. Thankful for “what you have.” A home. A job. A family. Life. Health. Happiness.
I cannot help but be selfish during this time and be entirely thankful for the person that I am. I am thankful that I love this world around me, however imperfect that it may be. It is beautiful and strange and I appreciate all of it’s differences. I am thankful that I have strong beliefs in peace. I am thankful for all I have seen (even if it has put me in debt). I am thankful that I take risks in order to be happy. Not all my yesterday’s are great dreams, but the good ones always outnumber the nightmares. I am thankful for a hopeful future.
No matter where my wanderlust seems to take me, I feel that I am growing still from it, and do not regret the person that it makes me.
I am thankful for people who have been in my life whether it has been forever or only for a day, and I encourage everyone to find their happiness. Mine is the first step into a new country. A sunset over a new sky.