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Keller: Live one day at a time

Harold Keller

Every month, I conduct DWI classes for the judges of the 29th and 40th Judicial Districts. These classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. For those who have a problem, I stress that to change, it’s a “one day at a time” process.


The first night I shared the following that I received years ago, which I frequently read to keep me focused. I hope it will also help you to realize the day that is most important in your life.


“There are two days in every week about which we should not worry – two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.


One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.


The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW with its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.


This leaves only one day – TODAY. Anyone can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of these two awful eternities – YESTERDAY and TOMORROW – that we break down. It is not the experience of TODAY that drives us mad – it is remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY and the dread of what TOMORROW may bring.




(See Matthew 6:34)



If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call (985) 652-8477, or e-mail: hkeller@comcast.net.