You don’t get these days back. You can’t buy the future with the present, and you can’t escape it by running into the past.
It’s now or never. Everything hinges on this moment you’re living, right now.
You have no time but this present time. These joys and sorrows, these sights and sounds, these choices you make: This is the gift you’ve been given. Any good you ever hope to do, it must be done now.
This present moment is so small, it’s no wonder we flee it. There’s so little we can do right now. After all, how much can you get done in an instant? Each moment is a chance to take another small step in the right direction – or not. And that’s it.
This present time always seems like just a step on our way somewhere else. The secret of life is this: We’re never going to get there. There’s no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, just another horizon. Here where we live, it’s always now.
How could your life change if you lived in the knowledge that this present moment is all you’ve got? What would you spend your day doing? Who would you spend it with? What would you worry about?
You have no time but this present time. Knowing this, how will you touch the lives of the people who are sharing this present time with you?