Castle od San Angelo Rome

“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 the Verities 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 Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!”


The more we grow old, the more things we experience in life, some of them a great surprise, and a  thing that makes us ponder at life itself.

It’s meaning, and our lot in it.

And we talk, and feel according as to what we consider it was good, or bad, but we did gain anything on it?

I mean even bad experiences can be a great lesson, and not necessarily a waste of time, or just unfortunate.

Monk with Dog

It’s not what happen to us but what we do with it.

Many things come from a giving fact, who are our parents were, our place of birth, the chances good, or bad we had to start a life with handicaps, or good fortune, and so many other factors, but in the end we all have to choose our actions according to the situation, and some of us if we are honest, can admit we did, not only a few mistakes, but many.

The sum of good, and bad will add up to what we call to be our destiny.

And we will have to live with that, and make amends if we have the chance, some may choose not to, or even if they do, results may not be as satisfying a we hoped, at least to others.

Mistakes need to be acknowledge first, amends are next, but not always possible, but you always can compensate by doing good in other areas.

Like helping those in need.

Be of Help

You may believe life has no meaning, or moral, but we all can feel the effect of your actions, so be thoughtful, and do not do things that may injure or offend others, that it’s just common sense.

As we grow old, hopefully we acquire experience, and even if unexpected things come our way we learn to sort them out as best we can, example this pandemic, we all had to adjust to it, and act accordingly, some of us  are no longer alive, and even more of us may not make it through, but we are all in this upheaval, and living these days who seem to no end in sight.

Covid -19 Restrictions

Well, do as best as you can, and whatever we go through do not focus on the loses, take it as another lesson to profit from.

A new dawn is coming every morning.

“And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!”


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  1. I agree when you say: “It’s not what happen to us but what we do with it.” It is my hope that we humans would become better individuals after our experiences with this pandemic.

    • theburningheart says:

      Hopefully some of us may learn something, about all of us doubt it, is always up to the individual to change. not the collective, although we know optimism can be contagious like the virus. so let’s be optimist.
      Thank you Rosaliene for your comment. 🙂

  2. James McEwan says:

    Yes. Wise words; it is not what happens but how we react to the issue and recover.

  3. Well said, my friend. Because we are all living in new situations that are unique to us, I think we need to match our coping strategy with the demands of the situation. My personal optimistic nature prompts me to try to look forward to positive opportunities when stressful events arise and endeavour to live in the moment with a grateful heart.

    • theburningheart says:

      You show wisdom in your optimistic nature, and living the moment with a grateful heart, thank you for your words, its always good to be reminded of it. 🙂

  4. Many thanks, Mr. Brogido, for your thoughtful words with which I completely agree, but I feel that it is not always so easy to make the best of what hapens, but I will try again and again!!
    I keep my fingers crossed for you and the world.
    Very best regards Martina

    • theburningheart says:

      Well we try to swing into the right attitude, when we are bombarded every day with bad news, otherwise we may go out of our minds, and sink into despair.
      And that will not do us any good.
      Thank you Martina for caring, my best wishes as well to you. 🙂

  5. Don Ostertag says:

    Thanks for the wise advice. Each dawn I wake with revived optimism. At my age each day must be viewed as something precious. And then I watch the news and it takes a little time to get my optimism back. But I try.
    Stay Safe.

    • theburningheart says:

      Yes, I know, it seems today every time you wake up, there are more bad news, some people say they highlight the bad news, but this year has being particularly trying, but we cannot give up the hope, that soon, things will turn for the better, and being positive, and optimist, is a must.

      Thank you Don, and best wishes. 🙂

  6. sherazade says:

    « Queste dunque le tre cose che rimangono:
    la fede, la speranza e la carità;
    ma di tutte più grande è la carità! »   (1 Corinzi 13,13)

    Solo questo in questa tragedia che ci ha coinvolto tutti.
    Oltre le domande e i dubbi.

    Perfetta anche l’immagine di Castel Sant’Angelo a Roma

    • theburningheart says:

      Sì, cara, come esseri umani arriva il momento di rendersi conto della nostra fragilità e seguire il consiglio di (1 Corinzi 13,13)

      Grazie per il tuo bel commento, Sherazade. 🙂

  7. So beautiful and such amazing advice. I really enjoyed reading this. Your voice in this piece is so wonderful.

  8. selizabryangmailcom says:

    This is just what I needed to see tonight; it hit the spot. Very uplifting words and reminders of life’s mysteries, and even though the journey’s important, it’s not really the journey but how one reacts to it. It’s hard to believe that a pandemic could become “a learning experience” but for those of us lucky enough to survive it, I guess it is. Thank you!

    • theburningheart says:

      The journey of life its foremost about experiencing consciousness, and a process of gaining experience, and wisdom through learning, everything else, even if necessary, and important, is secondary.
      Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it. 🙂

  9. Being older is a plus, actually, because we can take everything calmly and sort out and then act on that decision we’ve made.
    About offending somebody: I find that you can only offend somebody who wants to feel offended. There is a good saying in Eastern Europe about that, but I won’t translate it because somebody, LOL, might get offended.
    Great post and stay well!

    • theburningheart says:

      Well, I am not talking about offense in the sense of talking, or saying something unpleasant, but about doing real harm, to those we love, or not, and we all should to try to make amends if we can, once we repent, a not always an easy thing to do, therefore the more reasons to try to avoid doing harm, redemption its not an easy thing.

      Yes, with age comes wisdom, but sometimes too late to gain much of it, like changing up the past.
      I am not religious, but I understand the psychological value of confession for our sins, although rather will prefer not to have made the mistakes, in Spanish we have a saying:

      “Palo dado ni Dios lo quita.”

      Translate as something like:
      You cannot take back the harm you inflicted.

      Thank you Inese, for your comment. 🙂

  10. ptero9 says:

    I can honestly say that the blessings of aging are as you say, from experience and especially the hardships that teach us we can’t always control what comes at us, but we can be humbled by suffering and what we can’t control or understand.

    I am grateful for your wisdom and always look forward to reading your posts.

    • theburningheart says:

      Age usually, on the sensible person, brings a change at the way we look at it, and act accordingly.
      Thanks for your words, I appreciate those who read me, and share their thoughts, and I am glad you enjoy my posts, I also enjoy yours.

      Blessings to you Debra. 🙂

  11. Indeed – The more we live the more we witness. But we are living in unfortunate times of diminishing values of life. Beautiful images.

    • theburningheart says:

      Unfortunately a sad state of affairs, but individually we have to do the best, with what we got.
      Thank you!

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