We all procrastinate to some degree or
other. Sometimes they are things I can delay to
another day without real loss - such as housework, mowing
the lawn, buying Christmas presents, etc.
When I realize though that I may need
outside insight into problems in our relationship, I
often procrastinate "until things get a bit
better", or "when I have more time".
Usually though, a good time never seems to come, or when
it does I procrastinate more because I "deserve some
I may find myself lulled into a false
sense of security when our relationship takes a turn for
the better. But when it becomes difficult again, I start
the same cycle even more disillusioned with myself.
Today is the only "good time"
to start doing what I need to untangle problems in
our relationship. What I do today has the biggest
impact on the quality of happiness that waits for me tomorrow.
There are fine things which you mean to do some day,
under what you think will be more favorable
circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is
the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of
appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to
forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice
self a little more for others. Today is the day in which
to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to
do at least one worthy thing which you have long
postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the
enrichment of someone less fortunate. Today you can make
your life - significant and worthwhile. The present is
yours to do with as you will. - Grenville Kleiser
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