Born in 1797, Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for writing a riveting and haunting novel you may have heard of: Frankenstein. Shelley was a genius, and this simple aphorism of hers is a poignant reminder that every day is a new beginning—a fresh start and opportunity to direct our lives in a way that aligns with our deep values and yearnings.
The past, as they say, is dead. And the future is never guaranteed. All we can be sure of is today—or rather, this very micro-moment. This memento is a lovely reminder to take a deep breath, notice the present, and realize that on this very day there is immense possibility for you to begin living the life you truly want.