Yesterday Or Today #1Word #WriteOrDie

Yesterday or today?

It’s like we’re always torn
Between living in the past
And choosing today.

The past often seems more glorious.
Life was simpler then.
Less responsibilities, more fun.
More energy, more passion
Our whole life stretching before us.

If the past was painful
We want to revisit it
To rewrite it
Change the choices we made
Erase our mistakes.

Either way the past seems
To hold us prisoner
Not letting us enjoy
The present moment.

I choose today
I choose this moment
Yesterday was a part of my life
I own it
But I want to let it go.
I want to live
The best life I can

“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” – Steve Maraboli


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I’m linking in to The One Word Linkup is hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons, Janine of Confessions of a Mommyholic, and Marcia of Blogitudes.
1) Choose one of the prompt words. 2) Write a post. 3) Link up!
(The Link up goes live at 6:00am EST on Wednesdays and closes at 9:00pm EST on Thursdays.)
This weeks prompt choices are: ‘fight‘ and ‘yesterday


Also linking in to Write or Die Wednesdays hosted by Mia of The Chronicles of Chaos and Vashelle of Shelly’s Cabaret a weekly creative writing prompt. Today’s prompt is: In what time period would you have liked to have lived.


8 Thoughts

  1. beautifully said. Yesterday is gone… though simple, it’s no longer there, there;s no point brooding over is. Future gets shorter with each day, better to make use of it 🙂


  2. This is absolutely beautiful, Corinne and it’s a great thought to start my Thursday with. 🙂 I choose to live for today. It’s such a tremendous gift that we’re lucky to have. Thank you for this excellent reminder. I love it!


  3. I do believe you have a lovely gift of encouragement, Corinne. I often revisit my yesterdays, but only because I’ve been working on a memoir for the past several years, with more drafts than I care to say.

    But other than the writing, I live in the now. And every so often, I slide into the future, when I’m around the doomsday preppers. Yes, I have friends in that camp too. 🙂


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