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This is your last chance

This moment is unique. There will be many other moments after this one, but they wont be THIS one. You may have many chances to take advantage of the opportunities in your life, but this is your last chance to experience what it would be like to take advantage of those opportunities now. The next moment may contain the same set of possibilities as the present moment, but the difference in your relationship to time will cause you to experience those possibilities differently. Each moment ushers inΒ a new kind of energy.

Once upon a time, we were children. Now, we’re adults. Life didn’t stop for us after we exited childhood. It simply evolved into a different form. We didn’t disappear. We graduated to another stage of existence. Nevertheless, those days are done. We’re still capable of doing many of the things we did (or didn’t do) back then, but it wouldn’t mean the same thing to us now. Making mud pies at age 45 might be a thrilling experience, but it wont be a substitute for not having done it at age 5. That particular phase of life, with its unique quality of energy, is gone.

Here’s today’s two cents:

The existence of future moments, whether in this life or in the afterlife, does not minimize or negate the preciousness of the moment we are now in.

If we don’t say “I love you” now, if we don’t say “I appreciate you” now, if we don’t remember to laugh now, if we don’t take the time to enjoy the ones we love now, is it possible that we’ll get another chance in the future or in the next life? Maybe so.

Will it mean the same thing? Honestly, we don’t know.

The only thing we know for certain is that the moment we are in is the one to cherish.


T.K. Coleman

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  1. Haha, I really like this. Everyday is the possibility of something new, and we have the choice to take those possibilities. We can choose to say “I love you” and “I appreciate you”, we can choose whether those words mean something to us. The possibility of not being able to do that in the next life is slim. Sure, a 45 year old person making mud pies would be odd to see, but if it makes the person happy, then go right on a head! At the age 15, I still do childish things, I still say silly things and make people wonder about my maturity levels sometimes, but if you know me outside of those few moments then you would know that I am very mature, and that’s out of choice. I do these things because tomorrow I may be too mature to have these moments, and in my next life, I may not have a chance to do them at all, but we just don’t know. I truely try to cherish everyday, for whatever reason. May it have been a compliment that someone said, that they chose to say, or the way the sun rose and it won’t rise the same way again tomorrow. I cherish some aspect, silly or not. And my possibilities have seem to grow because I cherish things.

  2. This is definitely a favorite! …I will be printing it out! …Thank you! A reminder of some things I know I need to be doing NOW (and will NOW make a priority!)
    Cheers πŸ™‚

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