The good stuff

Yesterday? Tomorrow? No worries

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This has to be some of the best advice I've ever gotten or given. I share it with you to tack to your refrigerator or bathroom mirror or cut out and put in a file somewhere you can find it when you need a reminder in 2022:

Two Days

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry; two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.

Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone forever.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor performance; tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet to be born.

This leaves only one day, today. Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities yesterday and tomorrow, that we break down. Let us, therefore, live but one day at a time.

This has to be one of the best things to offer for the New Year, 2022.

Jim Thompson has been doing a radio feature called “The Good Stuff” for over a decade. This newspaper version has been published in western South Dakota for the past three years. Jim has a long affiliation in De Smet. He has been the “voice” for De Smet Farm Mutual radio ads since 1976.

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