That’s when the war began in John Marsden’s moving series of books. In your tomorrow, will you regret a yesterday when you didn’t do the little extras that mattered? Perhaps today is your chance. Will you look back tomorrow with a smile?In our real life we’re continually taking small actions, sometimes without thinking. All taken together these make up our tomorrows.
What would happen if we made a few more deliberate, conscious choices? Perhaps writing the first words of a book we’ve long dreamed about. We could take the pictures of scenes or people we’ll never see again. We could start that training we’ve put off.
Why not today? There may be no tomorrow.
Grab your chance before time’s wind takes it
Today, media is on our phone and in our palm; our face. Our electronic watchdogs beep and blink when we’re asleep. Every second, there’s another reminder that disaster will strike before lunch, somewhere. Wow. Where’s time to even give a friend a smile?
Eccentric Briton Lord Byron – remembered more today for his poetry than his philandering – wrote that “the summer of a dormouse” was the effective length of one’s existence. No time at all, in other words.
In the noise of images everywhere, with more information available than could be digested in the longest lived life, take today to breathe and remember what’s important. Do it now; that assignment, project, book or painting will be better born when the creative spark is brightest. Do it now. Tomorrow the moment will have gone.
“What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour?” Ralph Waldo Emerson