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Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure.
-- Rex Harrison
 

 

Friday, July 1, 2005

The time you take

The time you take to do it right saves you from spending even more time correcting it later. The time you take to exercise and keep in shape saves you from spending even more time being fatigued and in poor health.

The time you take to understand saves you from spending even more time being confused and misinformed. The time you take to care for and connect with others saves you from spending even more time being lonely and isolated.

The time you take to be patient keeps you from spending even more time being frustrated. The time you take to learn a new skill prevents you from spending even more time struggling to keep up in a fast-moving world.

Take time as it comes, and fill it with the best you have to give. Making wise use of it now will give you many more valuable options when more time comes along later.

Instead of rushing quickly to whatever is next, put your focus and attention on doing your best with what is now. This is the time when you can truly make a difference, so make full use of the opportunity you have.

As each moment arrives, take the time to live it fully, to give it value and purpose. The time you take to give of yourself to life will bring richness beyond compare.

— Ralph Marston

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