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A Year From Now

By JoAnn Mullen

“A Year from Now What Will You Wish You Had Done Today?” read the bumper sticker. It hit me like having a photograph taken with a magnesium flash.

We were discussing time at the LCG roundtable. We concluded that too often our value of time becomes diminished and our life passes by uncherished. It seems as if we are just marking time instead of seizing the day. Why do we treat each passing day with trepidation and worry about its fleeting when it’s in a day’s nature not to stay?

Think of time as our partner on the other side of the table. Day by day we must learn to trust in its permanence and make it work for us, not against us. We say that time goes by quickly. No, time doesn’t go. We go.

There is objective time: the clock on the wall, the time on your wrist, and subjective time: how time flies or drags. We know that we can’t go back in time and we can’t bring back our childhood. If, in our youth we lived at the peak of time then in old age we live at its precipice. We see eternity more clearly now, where every moment will be counted down to the last grain of sand.

We are admonished, don’t count the days, make the days count. It’s good advice to ask yourself the question, “A Year from Now What Will I Wish I Had Done Today?”.

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