It has been quite a week here in Boston. Disbelief, shock, anger, sadness, despair and finally – relief and joy. Everyone is struggling to understand. At times, I have had a difficult time staying focused on my work and to be productive, yet I have had to find ways to carry on. As much as the news says we are “Boston Strong”, etc., the fabric of my life has been torn in ways I can not completely see or understand and when it is stitched back together, I will be different. My Mom shared a poem with me that I have found to be very helpful.
It is called, Look to This Day.
Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendor of action
the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
makes every yesterday a memory
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day….
~ ancient Sanskrit poem ~
May you all have a wonderful, peace filled week.
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