Oogway: Quit, don’t quit… Noodles, don’t noodles… You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
This quote actually has special meaning for me. When I was on my mission for the LDS church in Russia, I remember meeting with a family still suffering because one son had committed suicide. They could not move beyond the pain. As we met with them this little saying flitted through my mind. I thought, “How will I react when moments like this happen in my own life?”
One of man’s greatest gifts is their ability to choose their attitude in any situation. We choose how we react. Beauty can be found in any circumstance, if we actively search for it. The same goes for happiness and success I feel.