Saturday, October 13, 2007

"It's Only Today That Counts"

I love these words to an old song by the same title written by Larry Norman. It seems like many of us are stuck in rewind or fast forward, replaying a painful past or worried sick about the future. Larry helps me find my way back to today, the present, where you and I actually live our lives.

It ain't no good to lay in bed at night
And think about the past
About how you could have done things differently
But things just happened way too fast.

Go on close your eyes, go to sleep
Let the angels guide your dreams.
Let that pain unwind behind you
And float away on silent streams.

You gotta live your life the best you can
Though you sometimes do your worst.
And learn to laugh when you fail, it's not the end of the world
Your life's a play you can't rehearse.

Don't make big plans for tomorrow,
You can't control what lies ahead.
You must try to live each moment
As it comes instead.

There is no use dreaming of a perfect future
Or regretting a troubled past.
It's only today that counts
Live it like it might be your last.
It's only today that counts
Live it like it might be your last.

It never helps to worry, it never hurts to pray,
Tomorrow will come soon enough; try to take care of today.
Just relax, trust your life to God,
The future is in his hands,
Only faith will help you face your life's demands.

Ain't no use worrying, life goes so fast.
It's only today that counts
Live it like it might be your last.
It's only today that counts
Live it like it might be your last.

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