The clock is running, but you don’t have to!


“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”  
―Alice Morse Earle*

This is one of my favorite quotes.  I could blather on about how we only have today, only guaranteed (if that’s even possible) this very moment in time and that by wasting it, we are mishandling the gift we’ve been given.  I could regale you with stories of others who only lived in the past or planned for the future, never bothering with the present that they held in their grasp.  I could even recall times when I have been that person.

But not today.  Today is your gift.  Use it wisely.  Connect with others in a loving way.  Be the kind, loving, present  soul you are.  Inspire yourself and others.  Look around and feel gratitude for your needs are met.  Start now.  Don’t hold back.

You are a gift in my world.

Shine On!


*Thanks to Goal Quote ~ click here for today’s inspiration!

16 thoughts on “The clock is running, but you don’t have to!

  1. Such lovely pink flowers and uplifting words! For me, this whole “time is running” concept is a little stressful. This is how I feel: You know when you are a child, you are completely absorbed in the moment, not in a “productive” way, but in a joyful way, the only thing we care about is joy and imagination and love, we don’t set out to accomplish anything. That is how I live my life. Today I woke up, skipped little about, baked chocolate cupcakes, ate half of the frosting, drew a picture, wrote a poem, sang a song, read a chapter of a book, talked to my mother and drank two cups of blueberry tea, for me that was a perfect day! But I did nothing to make money, I did not produce anything, I did not do any type of work, so to many people I think my day was useless, but to me it was amazing!! 🙂 I am already looking forward to the magical things I am going to do tomorrow!! and I am already looking forward to your next blog post! 🙂 Your blog is so inspiring!!! Lots of love to you!

  2. Yesterday I was having a “Waiting for Godot” day . . . partially because I had to reread it to prepare for my class today, but partially because I realized I was stuck in waiting mode. Waiting for Friday when it is payday. Waiting for contest results. Waiting for some miracle that would make my life fall into place. I don’t want to waste my life waiting. Thank you for reminding me that I don’t have to.

  3. Pingback: Waiting for Godot . . . Scratch that! Waiting for Myself | Lisa A. Kramer: Woman Wielding Words

  4. I hope this will help you, it will be wonderful to have you linked in once again. I sent the message through to Michael who set up the blog and he said you have to sign out of the old blog, enter this one and hopefully it will work! Peace, love, light and blessings my friend! “White Eagle”

  5. Lovely post and lovely pink flowers in the photo! I’m currently reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan and it’s reminding me of this same message. Thanks for yet another inspiring post!

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