Pressed for time recently, I have had no time for that activity I always try to make time for – writing. Now that I have found time, here is some timely writing.
A well-worn time cliché that has stood the test of time until it is as worn as a pair of old jeans.
« Today is the first day of the rest of your life » which is true of everyday, though it does to some degree negate what has gone before. As if what has gone before was not worth living. A new day, a fresh start, let’s forget what has gone before, from this day forth I shall be a better person. This morning I am full of good intentions.
This day is the first day of the rest of my life and as such it is not just another day in the life, it is special, therefore I shall try to live all life in one day. I shall pursue constructive , worthwhile and well meaning actions. I will fix myself objectives, I will … I will …
A life in a day, you never get done what you can in a lifetime, let alone what you reckoned you could get through in one day.
I am paranoid about time – getting as much done as I can in one day rather than making the most of this day. There are those goals, objectives, targets that I have fixed and want to attain.
« If you don’t do it today, you can do it tomorrow » says the wife – and she is right, though I am frustrated at not having achieved what I set out to do.
This behaviour is very stressful for others, so on this day, I shall pull on my well worn jeans and continue to live like today was just another day in life. I shall not try and squeeze all life into one day and I shall cease that clichéd morning repetiton, for saying that this is the first day of the rest of my life, imparts that I don’t have much life left and therefore must make the most of my time.
Of course, what time freaks like me will never admit is that, by trying to lead a life in one day, the quality of that life is pretty abysmal – you might hit those time targets, but the quality of life will suffer.
Better to do one thing everyday and do it well. Constructive acts or futile pusuits – at the end of the day, you can revel in the success of one thing well done, because you took the time to do it.
Today and everyday, I want to take the time to do those things that should be timeless … telling you I love you.