I happily got this timeline that I saw in a magazine when I was in high school. I remember begging my mom for it and she firmly said no, so I was totally surprised when she presented it to me. One of the things that I like about this besides it's massive size and historical connectivity is that it includes religious history as well. It includes Adam, Noah and the great flood through time to the late 1980's when this was bought.
For as long as I can remember I've liked timelines. They give me a visual understanding of how events are connected. As this thought for the day implies, it's good to know what's behind you and what has happened in order to gain perspective to determine our future and progress. We just must remember and realize that remembering and thinking about the past is only healthy to the extent of helping us in the now and future to improve. Life wan't designed with a time machine but we were given a savior who atoned for our sins which allows us to erase our mistakes and gives us a path to move forward toward happiness and our Father in Heaven. Today is just one day and there is always a tomorrow.