Do not go through each day thinking that tomorrow will come and pass. Today will always be a gift. Each morning when you wake up, it’s a whole new day. It’s a new day that the universe brings to you. It’s not something that is automatically achieved and comes to you without any effort. When you go to bed at night and when you wake up in the morning, between those two periods, the universe conspires to bring you the next dawn.
Don’t waste the time available to you. So many people go through their days without thinking or paying attention to the fact that this day could have never happened. I don’t mean the doom and gloom morbid aspect of life, but the joy of a new day and a new beginning.
Instead, they go through their days wasting their precious time. They don’t own this time. Nobody can rightfully say they own the day because no one has any control if that day will happen or not. The only control you have over time, it is what you will do with it.
Don’t be the person that wastes their day complaining that life hasn’t been good to them. They don’t have what they want in life. They always wanted something better or something more. Don’t be that person that constantly finds excuses why they cannot achieve what they want without lifting a little finger.
Don’t be that person that sits around all day wasting time playing video games, watching social media, or just watching TV. Then they tell their friends, oh, my, I have a problem with my weight. I just can’t keep the pounds off. Don’t be the whiner who is always complaining they’re tired. Take the time you have and do something about it.
You’re better off not giving the small things more time than they deserve. Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: Each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see. _from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
From the day we are born and the moment we open our eyes in the morning, view those first seconds as you’re opening a gift you have been waiting for all your life. Make this new day, that you have the privilege to live, a new opportunity for change, learn and love. The new day you get to experience for another 24 hours, is time that some other person will never have the opportunity to enjoy. This day that the universe privileged you with, is a unique one-time occurrence. There is no rewind button to push and go through your day again. We’re all fortunate to get a chance to live another day. The day that just passed, it’s gone forever. Nothing will bring it back. This means the time you have wasted, the time you have complained, the time you have found excuses, the time you have judged and criticized, will never be available again to correct and change for the better.
So tonight, just before you close your eyes, be grateful for the time you had today and sleep well. Dream of beautiful things. And when you open your eyes the next day, say thank you, thank you for this beautiful day, and be so grateful that your heart will be filled with emotions that bring beauty to your day.
We live on borrowed time. We tend to dismiss this fact and take for granted each day. The illusion of immortality clouds our judgment and creates an aura around the concept of time. Time becomes never-ending in some people’s minds. Like sand slowly flowing through your fingers, time moves forward without any resistance. No outside influences can help you stop time.
Your day is only composed of a limited amount of time. It runs out when you go to bed at night. There is only 24 hours, 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds in a day. These seconds are individually unique to this day. They can’t be carried over to the next. No one is lucky enough to have access to more. We all have the exact same amount of time to spend. Time is the most precious thing you will ever have in your life. Spend it wisely.
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