Do any of these statements sound familiar?
“Someday I’ll take my kids to Disney World.”
“Someday I’ll volunteer to do some community service.”
“Someday I’ll call or email my best friend from high school – as soon as things get less crazy.”
Good intentions are fine, but there is a problem with “Someday” statements. Sometimes, someday never comes. Opportunities vanish. Kids grow up and move out. Lukewarm friendships go stone-cold.
Life can be busy – no doubt. But it’s your life and it’s up to you how you will spend it. Don’t let opportunities to reach out and touch the lives of others slip through your fingers.
Make an effort. Set priorities. Give yourself some time limits if you must. Send that letter or email. Make that phone call. Buy that gift. Put your name on that volunteer list. Get committed. Do something kind for that adorable child while he or she is still little.
Time is not prison, but rather a gift from above. As you sort through life’s priorities, think of how you can use the gift of time as you would any gift given to you. Will you seize the opportunity or neglect it?
Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. Make each day your masterpiece.