Make Today Count – It’s All You Have

Make Today Count
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Tomorrow is a possibility without a guarantee. It offers hope for what may be. You can plan for it, but don’t lose precious minutes today dreaming of tomorrow. It will come soon enough.

Yesterday is gone forever. Whatever happened, happened. It’s done, so let it go. Worrying about what could have been is a waste of time and energy – it changes nothing.

Today is all you have – this minute, this hour, this day. Make good use of it, because soon it will be gone, as well.

What Are You Waiting For

How much time do you waste waiting until . . . the kids grow up . . . you have a better job . . . you lose 30 pounds . . . you meet the perfect man, etc.?

The kids will grow up no matter what and the rest of it may or may not ever happen, so what are you waiting for?  Make today count for something.

Enjoy the Moments

Spend an extra hour playing with your kids, go to the library and check out a book you’ve been wanting to read, register for a Spanish class at the community college, play all your favorite pieces on the piano, sing and dance while you mop the floor, bake cookies for your lonely neighbor (better yet, invite her over to cook with you), call your mom and tell her how much she means to you – there are endless possibilities.

Annie  Dillard wrote: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing.”

As I sit here writing this, I realize that my life flew by – most of it without my noticing. I was sleepwalking through much of it, wishing that things could be different rather than savoring the moment. I missed so much.

Don’t let that happen to you.

Make Today Count

The days pass quickly. Don’t let them slip by unnoticed and unused.

Do at least three things today (and every day) that have a positive impact on someone’s life – especially your own. 

Make the world a better place because you are in it.

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