This couldn't be more typical for a Sunday morning...Sheila's still in bed and Molly the Wonder Dog is asleep at my feet. The house is quiet and I've been reading comments in Facebook, trying to figure out what to write about this morning.
I've been very aware lately of how fast time is going by. Looking for images for Throwback Thursday posts, I always have the same thought going through my mind, "Where did the time go?" That's always followed by the realization of how much time I've wasted over the years and the fact that time is our most valuable commodity. Once it's gone, we never get it back.
I bought a great little book I love for inspiration. It's called "Age doesn't matter unless you're a cheese." It's loaded with great quotes, all related to some aspect of aging, including learning to cherish each moment. Click on the cover on the right if you want to read more or even buy it for your own library.
Here's one that fits in perfectly with my mindset this morning from the late great comedian, Sid Caesar:
While people keep waiting and waiting for something big to happen in life,
the "now" is passing them by. Do you know how fast a "now" passes?
At the rate of 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light.
So no matter how much you love and enjoy a particular "now",
that's how fast it becomes a "was"...
That's why I never use the word "if" anymore. An "if" is a "never was."
So my Sunday wish for all of you is, while waiting for success to knock on your door, stop missing all those "nows". Success is going to show up when you least expect it and for many of you it's already here. You just haven't paid attention to the smile on your face, the people who care about you or how much you love what you're doing.
For others, you're staying awake at night wondering when the success fairy is going to wave her magic wand. In the mean time you're missing the beauty of appreciating your family, friends and how your hard work is slowly, but surely, paying off.
It's Sunday and a great time to just appreciate all our "nows". Don't let another second of the day go by without hugging somebody special, letting a friend know they're important to you or simply smiling. Make it a great day everybody...thanks for your support, your feedback and your friendship.
Photo Credit: © Les Cunliffe - Fotolia.com
1/11/2015 02:39:12 am
Hi Skip! Brian and I read this while getting ready to go to bed, but it is such a great and inspirational way to start anyone's morning. Thank you! Hope everything on that side of the globe is well. We think of you, Sheila and Molly quite frequently. Hugs to you all.
1/11/2015 05:30:27 am
Great post and even better reminder about living in the now! I'm going to go check this book out... Thanks Skip!
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