Grab today…


Occasionally I found myself thinking about the many mistakes I made throughout my long life. I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and with what I knew then, but I certainly goofed. Finally, I realized there’s no way to change the past, so it’s a waste of time to dwell on it.

Tomorrow I may not even wake up. I’m in what the famous scientist David Suzuki calls the ‘death zone’. No point worrying about what may come then.

All we have for sure is right now so we might as well grab it and enjoy every moment possible. I’m determined to live within this plan, so I wrote a little poem for myself about it.


Yesterday is forever gone
Nothing can change that.


Tomorrow may never come
There’s no guarantee of that.

But today is ours to have
So reach out and grab it.


26 thoughts on “Grab today…

  1. It’s not enough that you are a talented blogger with a following in the thousands, but now I find out that you are a wise sage dispensing wisdom too. What you said is so true and so basic and rather sad that many people don’t get it. Keep up the good work and I can’t wait for your next blog. Love, Brian

    • Dearest Brian:
      How neat to have you comment on this particular post — it means a lot to me. Each year when I’ve celebrated another birthday, I complained I hadn’t yet become wiser. Perhaps I’m finally getting there. (Chuckle.(
      Thank you for loving me through the years, I love you and Rebecca too. Muriel

  2. Thank you very much for inviting me to read your blog. You are an extremely inspiring person. It is a pleasure every moment that I have the honor of being with you.
    For many more moments!

    • Thank YOU for making the time to read this one Yamila: I know how busy you were today. I especially wanted you to read this one because YOU so often give me happy thoughts to look back on when I go to bed at night. Nice to have you in my life. See you tomorrow. Love, Muriel

    • Thank you so much. I will be spoiled rotten on Mother’s Day for sure. I am really thinking of the best events of my day when I go to bed these days instead of focusing on what I should have said or done 30 years ago. It is working. All the best. Muriel

  3. True for all of us. we take a decision in life believing it to be the correct one and it is only later we learn whether it was correct or not. I loved your poem.

    • Thank you for reading. I certainly enjoy the writing. Wise? Well, if so it is about time!!! For years now at each birthday I’ve wondered: ‘Is this the year I get wisdom for my birthday present?’, and I hear a voice whisper in my good ear: ‘Not yet stupid.’ All the best to you Pauline. Enjoy each day, Muriel

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