Look to This Day!

A Blessing by Kalidasa

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 splendour of beauty
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow 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 dawn.


This reading when spoken in a wedding ceremony is an invitation for us to wake and honour the morning knowing that each day is a gift.

As part of the introduction to the reading you may want to discover what it is for the couple to ‘Look well, therefore to this day’.

What makes today well-lived for you individually and together as a couple? What are all the verities and realities of your existence? What are your beliefs and truths?