Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Living off of yesterday

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I was thinking tonight of the years that I have been alive on this earth. I thought of the people whom I’ve met...some good, and some bad. I found myself becoming reflective as I thought of the role I’ve played while living here, taking up a little corner of the space. As I pondered, I came to the sudden realization that though sometimes good is really indeed good, great is really a much better thing. It isn’t good enough to simply be good for just one day, it isn’t enough to put in effort for only a few really be—and mean—something, it needs to last.

It was Louis L'Amour who at one time said; “A ship does not sail with yesterday's wind.”

A friend of mine recently asked me, “Are you committed? Are you willing to do it?” I find her words echoing in my head more often than usual lately, which is strange in itself as I usually can’t even remember what I had for breakfast the day before.


Shellie said...

Mr. Z! You were the one bright light in a bunch of burnt out bulbs in my daughter's elementary education. She had you for math and I wish you had been her teacher! Funny how I found your blog meandering through blogland. I hope whatever you were being challenged to commit to was something good, or even better, great. If it was, go for it!

Yancy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who usually can't remember what he had for breakfast the day before.

Teachinfourth said...


It took me a minute (as well as some detective work) to figure out who you were...your photo made you difficult to place. Luckily, we share a group of mutual friends who helped me to solve the mystery!

Thanks for the compliment, even though I am just doing my job. Believe me, there is plenty which I don't get done...


I guess just eating it on most days is the most important thing, right?

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