I thought about the former days,
the years of long ago.
The “good old days” weren’t all that great. The paradise that you remember has been embellished by imagination. In any case, those days are long gone.
Living one day at a time has much to commend it. That’s all you can do anyway. You can’t relive yesterday, and you can’t live tomorrow in advance. Today is the only day you have.
A line in The Book of Common Prayer runs this way: “Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Don’t let a promising today be hijacked by
an unchangeable yesterday or an unknown tomorrow.