Salutation to the Dawn

Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.

In its brief course lie all the realities and verities of existence,

The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of achievement,

Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision

But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,

and every tomorrow, a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.

Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

Type of Custom: Commentary/Meditations, Psalms, Poetry & Songs, Amidah, Shehechiyanu, Prayers for Healing & Peace

Holiday/Event: High Holidays

Source: Kalidasa, Sanskrit Poet