One day left…

“There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.” Jean-Paul Sartre

One day. Today is what we have to work with, and that’s all the time we have for the truly important things. Tomorrow is only a concept and a hope that there will be another today. Make plans? Set goals? Of course, but that is all secondary to today’s plans and goals.

Work is the great thief. It is essential for survival and possibly personal satisfaction, but the time is stolen from the essential things leaving only a few short hours, if that, to fulfill our plans and affirm our goals. The plan I have today is to love everyone I meet, starting with my family and friends and extending to all who cross my path. A smile is a beautiful gift when added to concern, good wishes or prayers, and a little help where a need is seen. I work to love those who have wronged me or mine, but it is worth it for the peace forgiveness brings into my life.

The day’s goals are to find and maintain that peace, work to change something that needs changing in me, and share a laugh and a hug with someone I know and love. The hug is not for strangers! If tomorrow becomes the new today, I will keep my plan and adjust my goals as I see the need. If I have succeeded in at least attempting to do the right thing, then I will have rest before I sleep and dreams ready to comfort, challenge, and restore.

Live today, and sleep well. 🙂

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