There are fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice self a little more for others. Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the enrichment of someone less fortunate. Today you can make your life – significant and worthwhile. The present is yours to do with as you will. Grenville Kleiser
Incredible change happens in your life
when you decide to take control
of what you do have power over
instead of craving control
over what you don’t.
The fear of becoming old is born of the recognition that one is not living now the life that one wishes. It is equivalent to a sense of abusing the present (Susan Sontag). When I read this quote it stopped me in my tracks with its relevant truth. In a single moment’s clarity came why I was so unhappy with my life in the past: I was not living the life I wanted. While that consternation has not evaporated completely, it has diminished as the life desired has, in recent years, become a closer match to the one I live. There are many simple sign posts about how to find greater contentment with living but most of us miss them most of the time. Where lies the greatest dissatisfaction or strongest fear is frequently where the best opportunity for improving one’s life can be found.
Death is not the greatest loss in life.
The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.