Recently I ran across the saying:
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.”
Who said that?
Intrigued by this saying, I began a Google search which led me to quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt. As I continued to see who else has been quoted with the saying I was given the name of Bil Keane, an American cartoonist who was noted for his long running newspaper comic strip “The Family Circus.” He had added “Today is a gift of God.”
I believe the full quote comes to us from author Alice Morse Earle, an American Historian, April 27, 1851 – February 16, 1911, who wrote about life in Colonial days. In her book Sun-Dials and Roses of Yesterday. it is stated; “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”
Now I know who really “Said That,” but do I? Maybe if I looked further I would find that it carried back to ancient times. Maybe you can add to the search.
So much for now until I get another spurt of inspiration.