Mondays–V2E45–Today is a Gift

Yesterday is History,
Tomorrow is a Mystery.
Today is a Gift.
That’s why it’s call the Present.

I was driving home from the grocery store the other day when I heard an announcer read this poem. It struck me as so true.

Yesterday is History.

The yesterdays of this week… Veteran’s Day, where we honor all the men and women who have given of their time and talents and many times, their health and lives, to support this great country. November 4th  was a hard day. It was my brother’s birthday. He passed away on May 23 from Stage 4 Renal cancer which had been diagnosed one year ago. Man, I miss him. The 8th is a day that will live in our hearts in infamy. It was on this day two years ago that my step-daughter decided life was just too difficult to continue and chose to leave this world and all those that loved her behind to grieve. And grieve we still do.

Tomorrow is a Mystery.

Although we may know what our plans for tomorrow are, we never know how things will pan out. You know the saying, “Man plans, God laughs?”

I have to have a tooth pulled tomorrow. I’m a big baby when it comes to the dentist, especially this dentist, a periodontist. He’s a very good, kind, gentle and caring man, but dern, he has caused me so much pain over the last ten years. Of course, it’s not his fault I have crappy teeth. I blame that on my dad.

Friday is the date the Great Hunter waits for all year. Deer season opens here in Missouri for rifle hunting. I’m not a huge fan of deer meat, but ground up like hamburger, it’s okay. This year with the price of beef going through the roof, I’ll gladly eat deer meat if he gets a one. And I know he really, really wants to bag one, preferably a big one with big antlers. After all, he can’t keep his designation as the Great Hunter if he doesn’t bring home the bacon, er… I mean deer.

Today is a gift. That’s why it’s call the Present.

Today was definitely a gift. It was a warm, beautiful cloudless day for the end of autumn. The Great Hunter and I rode the motorcycle to Augusta for lunch and to just get out and enjoy this day. It was definitely a gift.

We had lunch at Montelle Winery on the deck overlooking the rural vista below. This view never gets old and thankfully, it hasn’t changed much in the last ten years.

So when you think of the yesterdays and tomorrows, just remember that today is the gift, your present from the Above.

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