This is a translation of an ancient Sanskrit text written by someone of whom almost nothing is known, except that he lived sometime between the third and seventh centuries AD.
Look To This day
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power…
For yesterday is but a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day.