Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Today is a Gift...




"TODAY IS A GIFT". We found more story to tell about this inspiring quote....
Yes, we decided to create limited edition of "birthday pin" to celebrate our upcoming Gifts Define's 3rd birthday on Aug 14th. As you could see from my post earlier, the pin will feature the new mascot I designed for our new website as well as our favorite quote

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More on TODAY IS A GIFT....
"today is a gift" quote meant more than just a word for us. It gives us such an inspiration, appreciation and celebration of what we do: "Creating wonderful things to make people happy".

The more complete sentence of the quote says:
"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That's why it is called the Present" As most of you have noticed, Master Oogway in KungFu Panda Movies had made this quote popular when he mentioned it to Shifu -- and we're just so touched hearing him says this meaningful wisdom. Now, where and by whom this quote is actually from? Well, we found the the best answer as follows:

The full quote often read:
"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.
That's why it is called the present."In the 1902 book, "Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday: Garden Delights..." by Alice Morse Earle, it is noted that the words "Time Waits for No Man" is a play on words or punning device of "gnomon" that has been used on sun dials. A gnomon is a pointer on a sun dial. Somewhere along the way came the full quote which has been truncated by some to the abbreviated version.
Many believe the phrase has its root in "Time and Tide wait for No Man" meaning no one is so powerful that he can stop the march of time. According to "The Phrase Finder":The origin is uncertain, although it's clear that the phrase is ancient and that it predates modern English.

The earliest known record is from St. Marher, 1225:"And te tide and te time ├żat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet."A version in modern English -- "the tide abides for, tarrieth for no man, stays no man, tide nor time tarrieth no man" evolved into the present day version.

Nowhere is this sentiment more artfully expressed than in Emily Dickinson's poem #1292, "Yesterday is History." Yesterday is History,'tis so far away --yesterday is Poetry,'tis Philosophy --Yesterday is Mystery --Where it is today --While we shrewdly speculate -- Flutter both away


So beautiful.....

2 comments:

Deborah Leon said...

I really like your quote on "Time waits for no man". The thing is how do we keep it ever PRESENT on our minds? We are but a vapor...here then gone. How about our works...how long do they last after we are gone? Very compelling. Thanks for the reminder.
Deborah Leon

Irma said...

Very true indeed...we need to be grateful for whatever we have accomplished, big or small... I'm glad you like it.