Live for Today

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”  – Albert Einstein

I love the quote above.  Everyday is a learning experience and if we choose to, we can use each lesson learned, positive or negative, to better ourselves and help others in the future.  If we take a moment and look at our surroundings there will always be something to observe and learn from.  The images below are from an afternoon spent leisurely with my children last week.  The bees were visiting our basil plants.  They very methodically and diligently visited each flower.  They flew around each other with a purpose.  It was fascinating to watch.  The images I am posting today remind me of each segment of the quote above.  We can learn from observing nature.  We are living for the moment (today) when we stop and enjoy our surroundings.  And, we are hoping for tomorrow by cherishing the moments given to us and hoping for many more like them.

One of my children’s pre-school teachers once said to the parents that it is best to use our surroundings to teach children.  For example, colors of flowers, the green grass, the various colors of produce in the grocery store.  When I took these images while we watched the bees I thought of her and how powerful her statement was.  Over the years I’ve used nature and so many other things to teach my children about life in general.  This suggestion reminds me of Mr. Einstein’s quote.  We can teach our children so much by learning from yesterday, living for today and letting ourselves take time to explore our surroundings, and hoping for tomorrow – for the future of the generations to follow.


Bee and Basil in Black and White

Bee and Basil

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.  A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…..”Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


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