Hearing about so many (who am I to say) untimely deaths. People my age. Makes me think about all the time that I take for granted – that I figure I’ll leave it till tomorrow – that I need to really spend some quality time with my mom – that I must stop saying ‘we must get together sometime soon’ and just get together because I cannot count on tomorrow.
Although I am blessed with many tomorrows that I did live to see but who knows…
As I hear the tick tock of the unseen clock I am mindful that I have NOW and I can do something in the time that I have, to make a contribution, to express gratitude and to enjoy my life in this moment.
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 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.