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What Makes Today Different Than Yesterday ?

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All Life Is Constantly Changing

In our mind we see it as the same old thing

Another day

We see almost the same people

Do the same job

I constantly squeeze in the time

To visit a few friends

One in a nursing home the other in an assisted living

I can't imagine not going outside in the fresh air

Even though most of my time is spent driving to and from

I do walk a little every day

It is like a prison sentence for those who did no crime

Come home eat get a shower and relax

Listen to a little of the news

Text or talk to a friend

Maybe do a few chores around the house

Cooking and washing up some dirty dishes

Even throwing in a load of laundry

Taking out the garbage

In our free time

Maybe read a book

Go On YouTube or other favorite web sites

I look around my house

I see all different technical devices plugged into every outlet

Cell phones to Ipads

I wonder if I am getting the most out of my day

I haven't gone to the gym in weeks

Make that months

Busy with work and such

Both my wife and I enjoy spending time with our cat

We have been blessed with good health

During this horrible flu season

What more could I ask for

What more could I want

Most people want a different job or at least a job that pays more

Would that really make us any happier ?

Would we just spend more and have less time than we do now ?

These are just a few of the questions I ask myself every day

The answers are just a click away

Comments

DREAM ON (author) on April 15, 2018:

Tamara Yancosky Moore I am proud to keep finding things that keep me motivated and make life interesting. It is always more fun to share our highs and lows. Hope you are doing fine? Thank you for visiting and sharing. Have a great day.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on April 13, 2018:

Thought provoking post! Enjoyed it very much! Excellent questions for us to each ask ourselves along the way :-)

DREAM ON (author) on April 13, 2018:

Chitrangada Sharan I agree with you. The sun is shining and just yesterday it was raining. I do love the weather both days. Each day is different and unique in their own ways. The changes on the surface remind me of so many more changes I don't see inside our body. I am very thankful of the life that I experience in the now. Thank you for reading my poem and hopefully your day will be better than ever.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 12, 2018:

Nice words of wisdom, in your poem!

Yesterday is over, it’s gone. No one knows, what future has in store for us. We may do lot of planning for the future, but we don’t know what will happen next. Most important time is Now or today, and we can make a lot of difference by acting Now.

Doing regular activities is part of life. We must value and appreciate each moment, which has been given to us by the Almighty.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem!

DREAM ON (author) on April 12, 2018:

manatita44 I stop and just take a breath. I feel the most glorious feeling. That is the same feeling I want to carry on to all areas of my life. Thank you for sharing and caring. What an amazing day it will be. I just know it. I feel it in my gut. Thank you so much for taking time and sharing so much.

manatita44 from london on April 10, 2018:

Time is fleeting, ever changing. Each moment is new ... meanwhile, we carry on ...cool Hub.

DREAM ON (author) on April 09, 2018:

I spend a great deal of my time in appreciation of all the things I know and don't know. I constantly try to improve my own self instead of trying to change other people. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington, DC USA on April 06, 2018:

I chose to feel joy rather than happiness. You are in control of being joyous by choosing to accept and seek understanding of it while happiness all too often is being ignorantly elated over obtaining some material thing. Knowing definitions often makes quite a difference, I have found, is why I often present them.

I seek certain actual and factual news online because of understanding of my destiny, the purpose for the events is karma manifesting itself, and what's actually happening is earth is about to be purged of all the ill treatment man has imposed upon it. My understanding of prophecy is we are within 10 years of civ illation;s termination and I am to be among the survivors.

My pleasure and enjoy your day and weekend.

DREAM ON (author) on April 06, 2018:

NatureBoy0 I see and feel so much happiness. I spend most of my day explaining those feelings in words. While other people deal with tragic stories in the news and in their lives. I am not sure how to understand the world we all live. Prisons are filled with bad people who had choices to make in their life and made the wrong decision and now they have to live with their poor judgement. Thank you for your time. Have a good day.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on April 05, 2018:

What made that day different from everyday is 'you asked yourself that question' and present it to us for us to consider concerning ourselves. I have a daily routine but am in a state where it can be altered if I find someone else who want some of my time. So, what makes my every day different than yesterday will be something do will be in some way different from yesterday and I generally make a MENTAL NOTE OF THEM.

DREAM ON (author) on April 01, 2018:

Nikki Khan I appreciate your comments. Busy here and it took a little longer to get back to everyone. I hope we all find ways to increase our joy for life and even find the littlest things amazing. DDE It is so important to keep friends with the people that help influence us to bring out the best in us. Making today more special. Dora Weithers I always like to increase my chances of a beautiful life not just for me but for everyone in the world. What better way than to find a way to a glimmer of hope and turn it into a rainbow of love. I have my struggles that feel tough and hard to me. Then I see so many other people do so well at their own problems I know I have to follow their lead. Many times I keep trying even with no solution in place. I stay in the race. Kari Poulsen Creating joy from our own good nature and the beauty from life. If used properly money can help many more people but if used wrong it can cause lots of problems we didn't expect. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and helpful suggestions. Wishing everyone a very special day and a lovely Easter.

DDE on April 01, 2018:

I believe life is what we make of it, and shouldn't ignore the little things in life. Appreciate what we have, be happy, and show interest and time in those who do the same for us.

Nikki Khan from London on March 31, 2018:

I did comment, I think.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 30, 2018:

Your poems are forever offering us positive perspectives. Truly a good attitude!

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on March 30, 2018:

I can say positively that no matter how much you make it is never enough. So, we may as well be happy with what we have. Being satisfied leads to happiness. :)

Nikki Khan from London on March 30, 2018:

An inspiring hub Dream On, I know we get tired sometimes of daily routine, but I think family and friends gives you more joy than money.Wealth is important but real happiness lies within your family’s smile.

So be happy and keep others happy!

And very happy Easter to you and your family!

DREAM ON (author) on March 30, 2018:

John Hansen Many of my days start off eerie, quiet and slowly creep along. Then when it comes to the night time it would dim and disappear. If I take that same day and turn it into a horror story I would have suspense all the way through. If I changed my words and made it into a relaxing, pleasant and peaceful opening of a day. Filled with happiness all day long. Ending in a calm night. I would have the beginning of a love story. At anytime I can change my view and see the same day change before my eyes. Each time I am the same person just with a different outlook on life. I try to do this in all my writings. I appreciate when people see the effort and the love I let slowly drip out. Like a leaky faucet people get so mad because they can't fix. I enjoy and can't wait for the drip, drip, drip. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a wonderful afternoon.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 29, 2018:

Another inspiring piece of writing from you. Many of us take our lives for granted instead of focussing on and valuing even the little seemingly insignificant things. Life is too short to waste and not appreciate. I know we have to do the mundane things each day to make our existence more comfortable but if we do them with a smile and in good cheer it just makes life all that much nicer.

DREAM ON (author) on March 29, 2018:

Gypsy Rose Lee I agree. It brings not only joy to the person smiling but to so many other people that create smiles because of that one smile. Now it is one thing to say it and another thing to do it. The best thing I find is to do both. Thank you for reading and sharing. Shanmarie Bringing out the little things that make our day pop. Hoping to see more like a popcorn popper going. It is early in the morning now reading each comment helps me move in the right direction. Thank you so much. Have an inspiring day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 29, 2018:

I think what can make our days happier is to find something each day to smile about.

Shannon Henry from Texas on March 29, 2018:

It is good to think about how you spend your time every now and then a d to evaluate your choices. Time jeeps ticking along regardless, though. And here it is again another reminder of that. Have a good day.