The Scroll Marked V from the Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino talks about living this day as if it were your last. 


This book was written in 1968 and still has great impact.


It is a guide detailing the philosophy of salesmanship.


Here are some excerpts from The Scroll Marked V


I will live this day as if it is my last.


And what shall I do with this last precious day, which remains in my keeping? First, I

will seal up its container of life so that not one drop spills itself upon the sand. I will

waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, yesterday’s defeats,

yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?


Can sand flow upward in the hourglass?

Will the sun rise where it sets and set where it rises?

Can I relive the errors of yesterday and right them?

Can I call back yesterday’s wounds and make them whole?

Can I become younger than yesterday?

Can I take back the evil that was spoken, the blows that were struck, the pain that

was caused?

No. Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more.


I will live this day as if it is my last.




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    That's the way I feel too Sandy because we don't know if we are going to see another day. We should love one another and help each other as much as we possibly can. I have shared your post massively for many people to see.

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