Chapter 1: ‘Today’ is His gift unto you.

Recognising the heart behind the material makes it a gift. Even a gift is just a material if you don’t see the heart behind the material.

A pen becomes a gift when you recognise the heart that gave you that pen. You say, “I had a gifted childhood,” when you recognise the heart of your parents in your upbringing. Education becomes a gift when you recognise the heart of the teachers who transferred that knowledge unto you. Lifestyle becomes a gift when you recognise the heart of your employers in your growth. Organisational growth becomes a gift when you recognise the heart of your employees in their endeavour.

A gift is not a material, but an outlook – to look out at the heart behind the material.

In that sense, ‘Today’ is an eternal gift. While there can be several sources for every gift, ‘Today’ is that precious gift that you either get from Him, or it just means that you have already lived your last day. Not everyone who went to sleep last night woke up this morning. The very fact you did, some force above still thinks you are worthy of another ‘Today’. Recognise the heart of the divine behind this 24-hour material. Know, ‘Today’ is a providential gift. Realise, abusing the gift is abusing the giver. Wasting a day of your life will amount to abusing the giver of this gift. Only when you know the value of a gift, you will value the gift. Value ‘Today’ and make it valuable.

Today you will trade one day of your life for what you will get in return. So, make your today as productive as you can. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. So, draw a line to your past, believe yesterday was over yesterday, and press your speed button into your future. Today does not care about the blemishes of your past, nor is it affected by the uncertainties of the future – it is a day in itself, an opportunity in itself, and a portion of life by itself. So, take care of your Today(s) and you will take care of your life.

Buddha said, “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

Pray, “Oh my lord, this day of mine is your gift unto me and the way I live this day will be my gift unto you.”