Are We?

albert einstein Albert Einstein said, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

How many of us really learn from yesterday? Let’s face it, it is hard to learn, we are creatures of habit. We will keep doing the same things we’ve been doing, and getting the same results we’ve been getting, because to do different requires us to use discipline on ourselves. We know that most of us don’t like to be told what to do, so how many do you think will discipline themselves? But if we could, if we would make that effort, what all could we learn? What all could we change?

Live for today? Oh, if only. But, we’re too busy thinking about yesterday or worrying about tomorrow to live in the present. What most of use don’t understand is we are really missing out on a “present” all tied up with a beautiful bow, waiting for us to unwrap.

Hope for tomorrow? That would mean putting tomorrow in the right perspective…meaning it is tomorrow not now. That would mean trusting that someone greater than myself is in control. And let’s face it, most of us are pretty sure we are that great person who has all the control…but are we?

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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2 Responses to Are We?

  1. I know just how you feel. I am so grateful I am not in control too.

  2. Jean Brunson says:

    Too often, I feel like the person out of control, so I am glad I am not in control. What a mess I would make!

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