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May 23

   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 good days".
   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.

Just for Today
   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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