Sunday, November 28, 2010

As Time Goes By - by Mr. Daddy





Do you worry about things???

Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself to do what you think others expect of you???

Is there stress caused by undue demands of your time?? (by yourself and others)

Do you think that you are rowing the boat alone???


I THINK NOT!!!!!



We all engage life at 60 seconds per minute, 60 minutes per hour.

Every morning we are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure Remember; you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back. (Source Unknown)

Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find "tomorrow" on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, “If I had my life to live over again”. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day!


Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino



As Carl Sandburg so aptly puts it,

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."


Which fits hand in glove with a quote from Lillian Dickson, "Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once".


So spend wisely friends....


"It is not hard to live through a day, if you can live through a moment. What creates despair is the imagination, which pretends there is a future, and insists on predicting millions of moments, thousands of days, and so drains you that you cannot live the moment at hand." Andre Dubus

And let your world turn....

But live in the moment at hand....

May God’s peace and blessings be with you all.......

And in the words of Mohandas Gandhi, “Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.”

20 comments:

GunDiva said...

Thank you, Mr. Daddy.

Shana said...

Thank you. I needed that today. God bless you and your whole family. You reminded me that posts and reviews and things are not important to get done NOW. BUT playing in the yard with Blaze IS important now because tomorrow one of us may not be here.

Melissa said...

What a blessing this will be for so many to read...you have a beautiful heart Mr Daddy, as does your lovely lady Rachel.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Well said, and so important to say. Thank you!

Foursons said...

Sage advice. Thank you and I hope that you had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and were able to enjoy every minute of it.

tattytiara said...

Enjoying and appreciating every day is something that we can't be reminded too often to do. Thanks!

Heather said...

Thanks Mr. Daddy, you and Rachel always have great things to say.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Mr. Daddy, how inspirational. Thanks.

kc said...

What a wonderful thing to read on a day such as today...Thank you so much for the wonderful words :)

I hope that you guys had a wonderful Holiday Weekend!!!!

myletterstoemily said...

if i could spend it again, i would do it the
same way, only spend more extravagantly
on my sweet children. they are so precious
now (18, 20, 22, 24, 26). imagine if i had
been EXTRAVAGANT in my love!!!!!

Saimi said...

Most precious picture EVER!

Kmama said...

Such a great reminder, especially at this time of year! I know I needed that reminder. Thank you.

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love this post. Too sweet for words! Beautiful!

WhisperingWriter said...

Love it.

And I love that last photo. Beautiful.

lifebythecreek said...

Yep. I'm with ya. I think we old fogeys appreciate how swiftly time flies, because we realize that we now have perhaps more sand in the BOTTOM of the hourglass than in the top (and that, unfortunately, applies to my figure as well). You put it well, Mr. Daddy...

Aunt Crazy said...

You always have the best quotes to share. Thank you!

Michelle said...

Wise words Mr. Daddy. I hope you don't mind if I print this and hold on to it.

Stacy said...

Wonderful words...thanks for sharing them with us. I really need to take them to heart. The world is turning far too fast these days. I wish we could coin time, but that is not possible. I have been trying to slow it down and spend it wisely, too.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a great post, Mr.Daddy!

Stacyonthecouch said...

Beautiful pic.

Very nice post.

And thanks for all your kind words over the months. I rarely get back on my blog comments to comment my commenters, but I appreciate your replies.