Monday, 28 April 2014

Carpe diem , enjoy the present

Shades of green are restful on the eye

A tree lined avenue makes for a pleasant journey
The fresh green of the leaves in spring is a real tonic
Many people like to advise others to live in the present. That is all we have, they will say, life is a gift that is why we call it the present. It is true of course that we should enjoy the present and not spoil it by dwelling on the past and filling it with regrets and recriminations. But we should also reflect on the past, learn from previous mistakes, try and heal old wounds. We should plan for the future by not spoiling it by  reckless building, polluting  and  doing anything today that could cause potential harm.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) has this to say about living in the present.

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass which confesses the influence of the slightest dew that falls on it, and did not spend our time in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities, which we call doing our duty. We loiter in winter while it is already spring. 
t a mixture of deciduous and evergreens 

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