Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life,
In its brief course
lie all the verities and realities
of your existence:
the bliss of growth,
the glory of action
and splendor of beauty
are but experiences of time.
For yesterday is already a dream
and tomorrow is only a vision,
but today, well-lived, makes
yesterday a dream of happiness
and tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.
Kalidasa, Sanskrit poet and writer 4th C AD