Henry Van Dyke
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not
Nay, do not grieve tho’ life be full of sadness,
Dawn will not veil her splendour for your grief,
Nor spring deny their bright, appointed beauty
To lotus blossom and ashoka leaf.
Nay, do not pine, tho’ life be dark with trouble,
Time will not pause or tarry on his way;
To-day that seems so long, so strange, so bitter,
Will soon be some forgotten yesterday.
Nay, do not weep; new hopes, new dreams, new faces,
The unspent joy of all the unborn years,
Will prove your heart a traitor to its sorrow,
And make your eyes unfaithful to their tears.
You cannot add more minutes to the day, but you can utilize each one to the fullest.
You and I have 24 hours in our day. You and I have 1440 minutes in our day. And, we have 86,400 seconds in our day. We all start from the same starting line each day. Where we finish is influenced by the effort we put into each of those seconds. Get Inspired with the 2 minute YouTube video by Hall of Fame football player Ray Lewis’s motivational talk on effort.
How do you spend your time? Each moment is precious. Our children are young only once, spend time with them. The person you love most, don’t miss a single second, you’ll never regret it. Parents, neighbors, friends, all are precious, never take them for granted. Make each moment with them, a special moment. Wrap your arms around the moment use it as if it is your last moment and don’t let go. The following one-minute YouTube video makes one think about how we use our time.
Look back on Time, with kindly eyes —
He doubtless did his best —
How softly sinks that trembling sun
In Human Nature’s West — by Emily Dickinson