Saturday, August 26, 2006


How much time does one have?
How often do we say we don’t have enough time?
Each of us is given the same amount of hours daily – how do we use it?
Is our ‘yesterday’ taking up too much of our ‘today’?
Is our ‘today’ spent worrying more about ‘tomorrow’?

Perhaps it’s time to change our mindset, or at least mine-
To realize the value of ONE YEAR…ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH…ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK…ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR…ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE…ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND…ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND…ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called … the Present!

I do admit – easier said than done. Often, I find myself struggling not to think about the past or wondering about the future. But I am learning to appreciate every moment that I have, … and when I do, I will unconsciously start to count the blessings that had been bestowed on me, my life… Then I will see yesterday’s sorrows and tomorrow’s troubles slowly vanishing before me. What matters most is the ‘NOW’, for we never know when the ‘now’ will be our last.

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