Sunday, November 19, 2006
By John Harricharan
The day before yesterday was a good day, a really good day. Everything worked well. The weather was fair, the computers worked fine and orders for the "PowerPause" (my latest creation) came in at a much higher rate than usual. My world seemed peaceful and I was filled with exhilaration. It was a good day.
Yes, the day before yesterday was the type of day I always like to see. There are many such days. Sunny, warm days, whether because of the weather or because of the warmth in our hearts are always pleasant.
But yesterday was totally different. It was not a good day. It started with my computer giving me all kinds of error messages. I switched to the backup computer only to have it crash the moment I touched the keyboard.
I turned on the laptop and the screen remained blank. I couldn't get through to anybody on the phone. By late afternoon, I leaned back in my chair and sighed. Yes, yesterday was not a very good day.
Today is better than yesterday, but not quite as good as the day before. At least, not yet, anyway. You see, it's still morning. I've got a while to go before this day is done.
Why am I telling you about good days and bad days? Because in life, there will be good days and there will be not-so-good days. No need to rant and rave at the not-so-good days. They will pass. So will the good days also. They both will pass. Nothing stays the same.
All things change. The seasons of the year as well as the seasons of our lives keep changing. It is the law of the universe. So enjoy good days while they last. And the not-so-good days? Tolerate them. They will not last, either.
An old Chinese proverb says, "You cannot prevent the birds from flying over your head but you certainly can prevent them from making nests in your hair." Don't let a bad day keep you from looking forward to good ones.
Live life one day at a time. The Universe will sustain you. You do your part and the Universal Forces will always do theirs. You are as valid and as valuable as anyone else in the world. Keep on keeping on.
To modify the words of U.S. president, John F. Kennedy, "Ask not what this day will bring to you. Rather, ask what you will bring to this day."
May your day be filled with all good things.