Day 157 – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Adjective: here today gone tomorrow

  1. Lasting a very short time
    “the here today gone tomorrow joys of childhood”;
    - ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious, here today and gone tomorrow

However you may define it, Here Today Gone Tomorrow is describing the temporary existence that everything has. Whether we are talking about people, places, or things –nothing lasts forever. Except of course, death and taxes. But that’s a whole other blog for another day.

This blog came about today as my mother and I were taking our usually walk and decided to go to our local Carrows for breakfast. Low and behold, our surprise when we noticed the restaurant had closed down. I started to remember the good times we had there, the friendly waitresses that served us and of course the food. Here today, gone tomorrow! So, what were we to do? We could have just decided to go back home. But we found a nearby place instead. And you know what? It was great! In fact, I had always wanted to go there but never made the time. What does this have to do with the subject of my blog, you may ask?

Well, it has come to my attention that like our favorite places that come and go, life too is so very short. And so we need to remember to be living for today. Because tomorrow is never promised. We all are here on this Earth for a purpose and as we find our true self we need to realize how special we are. Each of us must take the responsibility to develop our unique abilities or “Gifts” and to express them fully into the world.

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, says it best in the book, Discover the Gift, by Demian Lichtenstein and Shajen Joy Aziz:

“If we don’t give the Gift, we are killing ourselves. We are atrophying our heart and our soul and living life on a survival level, which has a tremendous amount of anxiety and fear attached. Fear-based living leads to terrible decisions, destruction, hurt, anger. Long-lasting happiness can only come when we are sharing our Gift. Practically speaking, we have to wake up every single day asking, “What’s trying to emerge in me today? What Gift is trying to activate itself in me today? What power is trying to become itself in me today? If the question is sincere enough, and the love is real enough, the universe will reveal its secrets.”

Finally, here is a poem by I found online by Adam M. Snow that really puts it all together:

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Just like a rose that blooms yet withers away;
we are here to live but not here to stay.
We need to learn to love, forget how to hate;
and free ourselves from a terrible fate.
We are here today, yet gone tomorrow;
so leave estray all doubt and sorrow;
soon we’ll be gone and some be damned to Hell;
stand firm on the Rock and all will be well.

We need to wake up and open our eyes;
so that we may see through all of our lies.
Life is fragile yet it can end unexpectedly.
So why do we still see blindly?
We are only here today, yet we’ll be gone tomorrow.

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One Response to Day 157 – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

  1. Adam M. Snow says:

    I am honored that you used my poem here

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