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The moment of change is the only poem.
-- Adrienne Rich


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

As time goes on

Make the most of this moment while it’s here. Just be sure not to compromise the long-term quality of your life in exchange for fleeting, momentary pleasure or advantage.

You’ll spend a lot more of your life living all the moments, months, and years to come than you’ll spend living this day. So get the very best out of this one day without borrowing from the larger future.

Be good to yourself and all those around you today, in this moment. At the same time, be good to your future self.

Time gives you great leverage. A small action today can have a large impact a year from now.

Use that leverage wisely. Invest yourself in ways right now that will continue to benefit your world for years to come.

This moment will soon end, yet your choices and actions can extend its value indefinitely. Live well now, with consideration for the future, and live even better as time goes on.

— Ralph Marston

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