This morning I heard my dad share an interesting insight. At creation, God labeled the inauguration of time this way.
And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day. And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day. And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day.
In God's view, at least at creation, the day started in the evening and then continued through the morning. Or, as my dad put it, the day starts with rest, not coffee!
What if we went into the evening with this mindset, that the previous day is finished and we have the opportunity to start again? Would we value our families more? Our recreation more? Our rest more?
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. -Ralph Waldo Emerson