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Gary V

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I've never been happier
than I am today.
Do you hear that?
Listen to what I say.
Even when things don't go my way
I've never been happier
than I am today.

Life is a struggle
Life is a bitch
Life goes your way then
it doesn't.
Life is a jester
that will mess with your head
and make you waste all the time
up until you are dead.

I've never been happier
than I am today.
Do you hear that?
Listen to what I say.
Always be happy that you have today
it is never tomorrow anyway.

You got to be yourself
and make each day your day.
Find that energy
you can use as a fuel.
And don't ever give a shit
about what critics say.
Just do what you want to do
and ignore the pay.

Yesterday I was miserable
I lost my way...
but that was so long ago
the memory fades.
I could waste time to complain about it
I could waste another day
or I can learn from it
and push the obsticle out of my way.

Look to the future but live in the day.
Try to enjoy each breath, try to play.
The gold is our precious time
start today.

I've never been happier
than I am today.
Do you hear that?
Listen to what I say.
Always be happy that you have today
it is never tomorrow anyway.

Comments

J Beadle (author) from Wisconsin on November 20, 2020:

Thanks John Hansen I am honored by your post!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 19, 2020:

Hi, this poem is well worth the read and has a great message. We need to make the most of each day as we live it. We can certainly have dreams for the future, but it is today we are living so we need to be happy and fulfilled in the moment. Cast past troubles aside and don’t dwell on them any longer. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 from london on November 19, 2020:

There's but one way. Open your account like me:manatita44.hubpages.com. Then click on Hubpages, which appears at the top. It will take you to 'feed' that you wish to comment on. When you find it, click on 'show previous comments' and then scroll to the bottom. Of course you will have to read the Hub in the normal way to be able to comment. Best wishes.

J Beadle (author) from Wisconsin on November 19, 2020:

You are a true poet manatita44 - I do wish I could write the way you do and as I read here:

https://letterpile.com/poetry/A-Pageantry-of-Colou...

Wise quotes and inspirational imagery of your words I didn't see a way to comment there so I commented here instead.

I definitely try to live in the moment and appreciate my good fortune and it is good to find reminders and reinforcements from writers like those you list and from you.

Again - really honored that you took the time to read and reply. It means a lot.

manatita44 from london on November 19, 2020:

Well, I have come across you before, but it's been a while. Hub pages, as you can appreciate, has been transformed, with practically all Hubs going into niche sites in a matter of hours! You can usually comment on the feed, but so much of the joy of comments has been taken away.

The mystic Eckhart Tolle is an advocate of the 'Here and Now. Makes a lot of money doing so. If you happen to read Abandonment to Divine Providence (The Sacrament of the Present Moment) by the French Saint Du Cassaude, he repeats that message right throughout his devotional work. On Amazon. Stay well and blessed.

J Beadle (author) from Wisconsin on November 19, 2020:

And thanks for the post. Don't feel like I have many readers but I just keep writing anyway! I'll be sure to check out some of your posts and comment, as well. I appreciate the time you took there on my hub.

J Beadle (author) from Wisconsin on November 19, 2020:

Most of the credit goes to Gary Vaynerchuk for expressing these ideas so well. I concur with him and was inspired by him this morning. He swears a lot which is endearing to a Midwesterner but may offend others. His message his simple. Work hard, play hard, blame no one else but yourself for failures. In fact, forget those failures once they are yesterday's fail.

manatita44 from london on November 19, 2020:

I hear you. Point well taken. We are always in the Sacrament of the Present Moment ... the Here and Now ... the Eternal Now. Peace!