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“I’m not a yesterday guy”

This one is similar to my posting from last Thursday

If you are from Canada and follow sports at all, then you’ve probably heard of Mike “Pinball” Clemons. He was a player in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and has quite a friendly, outgoing personality. He just seems like a genuinely nice guy. He is often on the radio on on TV being interviewed about one thing or another.

About 5 years I heard him being interviewed on a Toronto sports radio station. I can’t remember what specifically he was talking about, but he said the line, “I’m not a yesterday guy”. His point was that he doesn’t hold grudges or dwell too much in the past. He is grateful for what he has today and tries to live for today.

All of these things make me think of the wise Master 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.”

🙂