“Quit, don’t quit. Noodles, don’t noodles. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
You may remember this quirky quote from Kung Fu Panda—that adorable movie about the clumsy panda who dreams of becoming a Kung Fu warrior. It is spoken to him (by a wise old turtle, of course) just as he’s about to give up on his dream… There are many things that I love about this, but right now, I’m thinking about the “yesterday, tomorrow, and the present” part. Of those three, only one is unchangeable: yesterday. The past is written; it no longer holds potential, and therefore, any energy we give to it is wasted. However, today and tomorrow—or the present and the future—are both completely alive with possibility! What a perspective to hold as we move through the final three days of the year. With the holidays over, we can pause to take stock of where we are and start to dream about where we want to go.