Today is a Better Day Than Later

“Today is a better day than later.” - Lane Grace Meeks, 5 years old

I can only plan today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

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  1. I woke up today embracing this very same mentality! Seize the day.
    Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. ~Montaigne

  2. What a wise little girl! Although I can imagine that this was said with some impatience in regards to something she wanted to do NOW! :)
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  3. LOVE her attitude :) I need to adopt it more!

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  4. This pretty much just solidified my plans for today. Thank you!

  5. Thank you, O little wise one!
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  6. So wise! :)
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  7. seashoreknits says:

    Oh how I love this quote.

    If I said this to myself 20 times a day, I couldn’t say it enough.

    Thank you, Lane, for reminding us that when we have something that needs doing (work or play), today is always a better day.

  8. Out of the mouths of babes… she’s such a keeper, Rachel. Though I’m sure we don’t need to tell you that!
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  9. “Out of the mouth of babes!”

  10. OMG! I just had to click over and comment when I read these words. Thank you Lane! This is going to be my mantra for a long, long time.
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  11. Lane, you are such a wise girl! :)

  12. Thanks to Irene and widespread power outages in our area, I got an “extra” day to spend with my oldest before he starts Kindergarten. And, today is that better day. We are snuggling, reading and watching it rain.

  13. Thank you, Lane, for knowing what is important. Sometimes I really miss being 5. I hope you enjoy it; it sounds like you do.
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  14. Your daughter is a genius!

  15. I love this little kindergarten girl. She is my grand daughter. Every day is the best day of her life! I love you, Lane, Gran
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    • Sarah, for family reasons, the title of your last blog post captured my attention and I read it. And I decided today is a better day than later for starting my own blog … something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while now. You and Lane inspired me to get off my duff and just do it! Thank you for your openness with a very personal battle.

  16. What a wise little girl you have :).
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  17. Leads me to another wise saying: “don’t borrow troubles from tomorrow”.

    Be in today. Take on tomorrow, tomorrow.
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  18. Out of the mouth of babes comes the truth :-)
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  19. When did we lose that kind of insight? Love it!

  20. This is just precious. Love it!! Need to remember this…
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  21. The wisdom of our children . . . we can all use a little dose now and then!

  22. Tasmanian Minimalist says:

    We often search our brains for the right words, but as you have clearly demonstrated, if in doubt, ask a child.

  23. That’s right! Laundry can wait…I’m snuggling my baby girl!

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  24. Thanks, Lane! Yesterday was one of those “todays” when I took action, instead of waiting until later, and I am so glad I did. Now I will keep reminding myself that “today is a better day than later.”
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  25. Aww, how sweet.. When she is older, she will be able to rewind and see what fun she had in her youth. You are a wise mother getting this all on record.
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  26. I’m going to have to add this one to my collection of savvy quotes, and post it up to help me keep things in proper perspective. Two thumbs up Lane!

  27. I hope Lane is having a fabulous time in Kindergarten.

  28. What a clever girl! I love the way time is so fluid to children …
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  29. Rachel,

    Wow, what a wise 5 year old! But that is no surprising as her mom is pretty wise herself!

    I am amazed at your house renovation and transformations! It inspired me to tackle something small (to start) right now.

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  30. Perfectly put, Lane – a reminder that simple words are the best!