The Good Old Days

Do not say, “Why were the
old days better than these?”
    —Ecclesiastes 7:10

If the biggest slice of your life is past tense, reliving your yesterdays may awaken pleasant memories. Life was exciting. Health was robust. Loved ones and friends were alive and as near as a phone call. Now those days are gone. The phone seldom rings. You eat alone. You’re not sure that there’s a place for you anymore.

Or if the majority of your days are future tense, you may be dreaming of days to come. Life will be good when you get out of school. It will be wonderful when you get into a romantic relationship—or get out of one. Life will take on new meaning when you get the kids grown—and gone. Or reach retirement.

Watch out! You will miss the joy of today by dancing with the yesterdays or romanticizing the tomorrows.

Past and Future are good places to visit,
but neither is a good place to live.

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