all in one day !

As the day (may 23) finally ended, I realized that there was something special about it - relating to my friends. 4 different friends, 4 different reasons... with the common underlying emotion - the joy of success

* One of them, my IITmate, successfully defended PhD thesis

* Another friend has now 3 different job offers at hand, after being served a layoff notice from the current employer

* A third friend was all excited about India trip (on May 24) after 2 years

* And a fourth was still coming to terms with the pleasant reality , having passed the drivers licence test with just 1 hr of practice the previous day [I happened to be the fortunate "trainer" :-) and a treat awaits me !!]


Unto them, shall I dedicate this li'l piece, for which like many others, I am also trying to find the original

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all theVerities
and Realities of your Existence;
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision:
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every To-morrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

Author unknown. From the Sanskrit, “The Salutation of the Dawn.”—Masterpieces of Religious Verse, ed. James Dalton Morrison, p. 301 (1948). Attributed in some sources to Kalidasa, Hindu dramatist and lyric poet of the fifth century, A.D.
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