Salutation to the Dawn

Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities or your existence:

The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

~ Kalidasa