" Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift......
That is why it is called a present "
...... from the movie, " Kung Fu Panda "
Life is uncertain. No one knows what lies ahead. Some people call this fate, while others accept it as part and parcel of our existence.
Death, as you will probably agree, is neither a respecter of age nor state of health.
Even with the huge improvements in health care, it is presumptous to think that we are destined to live long lives and die of old age.
There are many factors which can bring on premature death. Undue stress, unhealthy diets and unusual practices are some of them.
With all this unpredictability in our lives, I am reminded of a saying, " Everyday in your life is a special occasion ". Most of us take our lives for granted. And just because we are not that old or are not suffering from any major illnesses, we think this gives us the license to live our lives with gay abandon.
We throw ourselves headlong into one or two aspects of living, and procastinate on a huge number of others.
However, if we look upon every day of our lives as a special occasion, we may want to consider spending more time with family and less time at work.
And instead of waiting till we retire to take up that hobby or travel more, why not plan to do these a little sooner?
Someone once told me, " the words SOMEDAY and ONE DAY are fading away from my dictionary. If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see , listen or do it now!!"
A way to put life in perspective is to ask yourself this question: " If tomorrow were to be your last day on earth, what would you do today?"
Would you go out and eat your favorite food? Or would you put on that new dress which you have kept stored for so long, waiting for a special occasion? Or would you call the people you have alienated and make peace over past misunderstandings?
I don't know about you but I like the idea of living for today, for you and I know that tomorrow is promised to no one.