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The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
-- William Cowper


Thursday, December 18, 1997

Why didn’t I?

One day you’ll look back on today, and wonder why you were so afraid to take action. One day you’ll look back on today, and wonder why you let so many of life’s minor inconveniences get you down. One day you’ll look back, and wonder why you couldn’t have been a little more disciplined, a little more focused.

What would you regret not doing, if you could look back on today from ten years in the future? What would you consider important about today, looking back? What opportunities would be evident then, that go unnoticed today?

A life of value and meaning is something you build over time, not a jackpot that you win through luck or cunning. Today is an opportunity to build the life you want, an opportunity that will not come again.

Though it is impossible to know what the future will bring, one thing is certain. You’ll never regret making the most of each present moment.

— Ralph Marston

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