I will live this day as if it is my last

I’m not planning on going anywhere but a little book has put me off center enough to make a big difference in the way I think about today.  It’s a book worth getting and although the title may make you think otherwise, it’s a book for you, no matter what your vocation.  So, today, I steal from Og Mandino’s , The Greatest Salesman in the World, page 76….

I will live this day as if it is my last.

The duties of today I shall fulfill today.  Today I shall play with my children while they are young; tomorrow they will be gone, and so will I.  Today I shall embrace my woman with sweet kisses; tomorrow she will be gone, and so will I.  Today I shall lift up a friend in need; tomorrow he will no longer cry for help, nor will I hear his cries.  Today I shall give myself in sacrifice and work; tomorrow I will have nothing to give, and there will be none to receive. 

I will live this day as if it is my last.

And if it is my last, it will be my greatest monument.  This day I will make the best day of my life.  This day I will drink every minute to its full.  I will savor its taste and give thanks.  I will maketh every hour count and each minute I will trade only for something of value.  I will labor harder than ever before and push my muscles until they cry for relief, and then I will continue. Every minute of today will be more fruitful than hours of yesterday.  My last must be my best.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.

 

And so….I fall to my knees and give thanks!


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