Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.
— Francis Bacon, Sr.
Good morning, friends! I hope your Monday has started less with a bang and more with a "wow!"
I recently procured a series of articles on procrastination. We are all procrastinators to some degree. Why we procrastinate and what we avoid are important matters, but equally important is the determination to be of action when we can be. Not every experience in life confronts us with the same awareness of time. When I was in school, for example, the hourglass sand seemed to be stuck. Yet now that I have children the hourglass seems to be filled with water. We can do nothing about the hourglass; we can only be intentional about this moment. The writer of our quote offers the very best image of the fleeting moment we all have: the star in our hand that melts like a snowflake. It seems to me that the best and most effective use of time, of moments, is to be moving in a positive, intentional direction. To be sure, not every moment will be maximized, and some even will be wasted, but the greatest waste is to waste them all. Lift your eyes beyond this moment, scan the horizon of your life, and choose your positive direction. Then begin laying the path with the stars in your hand toward the destination of your choosing. Behind you will be drops of moments that melted quickly. Better that than to have all your moments melt in one place and drown you. What do you need to break the inaction of your life? What can help you build positive momentum? For what are you waiting? Get going, and remember that I have great faith in you. Have a wonderful week!