What better way to inspire all of us to make each day count than to call upon the lovely ancient Sanskrit poem that has inspired countless others before us:
Listen to the exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day,
For it is Life, the very life of Life;
In its brief course lie all the verities
And realities of your existence…
The glory of Action, the bliss of Growth,
The splendor of Beauty.
For Yesterday is but a dream,
and Tomorrow is only a vision;
But Today well lived makes
Every Yesterday a dream of Happiness
And every Tomorrow a vision of Hope.
Look well, therefore, to this Day!
Such is the salutation of the Dawn.