A saying heard on TV,quote from Peter Andre-not insania! Something about "Yesterday is history,.Today a gift ?

Question:Saying goes Yesterday is history,tommorrow is a mystery,today is a gift, that is why we call it the present. Did he make it up? Or do you know where it originates? Thanks Sally.

No he didn't make it up.
It is an old Chinese proverb.
i dont know but thats very clever thinking!
I watched that last night. Nice sentiment though. Gawd, didn't they go on about their sex lives though abit too graphically. I reckon they should have got rid of the cameras for three days and given Pete privacy to really hammer his frustrations out.
its a true saying

yesterday is history
tomorrow is still to come
today is the present thats why we call it a gift
I didn't see the programme but it's a good way to look at life.
It means every morning that you wake up you receive a gift of that day. I like gifts and I like the idea that tomorrow is a mystery, it would be very boring if you knew what was going to happen every day of your life.
I think the reference to today being a "gift" is meaning that every living day is a gift or a blessing, we all know that yesterday or befor is history, of course tomorrow is a mystery as it has not happened yet and no-one can see the future, as for where it originates, i dont know but i definately think that the gift being another day of life is the right meaning, hence a present of life.
It's an oft-quoted saying and were you to search the Internet, you'd see it's sourced to a lot of folks, from Joan Rivers to Babatunde Olatunji.

The full quote is "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present."
Eleanor Roosevelt said
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is the present."
When it started circulating via email, someone felt the need to explain the subtle pun and added "that's why they call it a gift."

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