This verse never gets old for me … every New Years’ Day it speaks to me … Hope it stirs something in you! Also hope you have a fabulous 2015!
Dream not too much of what you’ll do tomorrow,
How well you’ll work perhaps another year;
Tomorrow’s chance you do not need to borrow–
Today is here.
Boast not too much of mountains you will master,
The while you linger in the vale below,
To dream is well, but plodding brings us faster
To where we go.
Talk not too much about some new endeavor
You mean to make a little later on.
Who idles now will idle on forever
Till life is gone.
Swear not some day to break some habit’s fetter,
When this old year is dead and passed away;
If you have need of living, wiser, better
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Bhanu Chandran said:
I enjoyed your New Year post! Thanks for inviting me to your blog….I’m following!
John M. Greco said:
Glad to hear … you are most welcome, my privilege … and honored to know you’re following!
I have a very tall blackboard standing at the bottom of my bed as a headboard and I’ve just written this upon it, when I came to write the line ‘when this old year is dead’ I wrote faded instead before rubbing it out and wondered whether the author had also thought twice about his choice of a word at this critical point? Thank you John I’m pondering on your posts today. Peace.