The Present

March 7, 2010

There is a famous saying:

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.

Agree. I cannot go back in time and fix my mistakes that happened yesterday, and that is why humanity is imperfect. We cannot fix the time of Holocaust, and we cannot thwart it from happening. History is unchangeable. Everyday, I repent myself for making mistakes – thousands of mistakes. But I have to  get a way with it sooner or later, because fear, doubts, and regret will never do me good. The fact that life does not bestow an eraser makes it hard for humanity to live perfectly. We cannot re-design the past – we don’t have the eraser. (I guess I’m not the only one who thinks this way).

Although we do not possess the eraser, we have a blank paper to compensate for our mistakes. No body knows what is going to be written on the flawless blank paper. It provides a strong incentive for flawed people to hope for a day with less errors. Errors are inevitable, but making fewer mistakes is possible. I am one of the millions of people who crave for another day, another chance. Nonetheless, I cannot be preoccupied with mysteries – they are unsolvable. Mysteries will take away the joy in the most significant moment, the present. Hence, we have to be faithful to what we are doing, right now.

Today – the present – is the greatest chance to design my day. We should be thankful for living just another ordinary day; it is a chance that is given to humans who want to live. Feeling every single heartbeat, and breathing in all the world’s fragrance, I realize that I just got another present.

*This is an inspiring video I found on Youtube; it clearly nails down the importance of time, and our “present.”


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