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Saturday, 8 January 2011
ON WASTING OPPORTUNITIES
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’” - Erma Bombeck
Life is so short, and we waste so much of it… Petty squabbles, misunderstandings of our making, pointless intrigues, endless sulking over nothing, silly arguments, dead-end selfishness. One day we shall wake up to die and only then realise how much we have missed out on. On our deathbed we shall regret all that we have wasted. But then it will be too late.
Now is the time to seize the opportunities life is handing out to us most generously! Now is the time to live life fully. Enjoy what is offered you! Be generous to others and life will be generous to you. Give freely of yourself to others and others will do the same for you! Smile, do something for someone without expecting anything in return. Be kind rather than nasty – it really does take less effort and it feel a lot better too!
What else but the divine Bach today! Here is the second movement of his Concerto of Oboe in D Minor.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.