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Monday, December 18, 2006

Noah Didn't

I thought I'd go ahead and re-post this particular piece; first, it has a beautiful wintry Noah and the Ark scene, and next, a kind person had left a comment regarding the reflection below, but they left it on one of my poetry friday posts that appeared above this original post in October. So, I'll include the comment along with this. Kind blessings to them. This "nugget" is certainly good food for thought. God bless!

Nugget: Noah Didn't Wait For His Ship To Come In - He Built One.

Seize the moment! "Miracles are coming by you or to you every day" (Oral Roberts). Today was once the future from which you expected so much in the past. Live for today.

Don't let what you have within your grasp today be missed entirely because only the future intrigued you and the past disheartened you. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

When can you live if not now? All the answers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. The future that you long and dream for begins today. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."

The Bible says, "Lord, teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" (Ps. 90:12). Marie Edgeworth said, "There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh on him can have no hope from them afterwards; for they will be dissipated, lost, and perished in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence."

The regrets that most people experience in life come from failing to act when having an opportunity. Today, well lived, will prepare you for both the opportunities and obstacles of tomorrow.

Few know when to rise to the occasion. Most only know when to sit. Many spend too much time dreaming of the future, never realizing that a little of it arrives every day. I agree with Jonathan Swift when he said, "May you live all the days of your life."

Know the real value of today.

- John Mason, from the book
Conquering An Enemy Called Average

Comment from 12/18/06:
MM said:

Hello Denise,

We just wanted to thank you for posting a Nugget by author John Mason. We hope it has been a great encouragement and motivation to your readers. God bless you!

- Insight

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