What are you too busy doing?
We all have things we’re not looking forward to and despite knowing we’ll feel better once completed we still put them off. It seems crazy, yet, to me, what seems even madder is putting off the things we really want to. There are more of us guilty of this than we would chose to admit. It seems we are just too busy.
This poem, by Edgar Albert Guest summarises only too well that “Tomorrow” feeling…
He was going to be all that a mortal should be
No one should be kinder or braver than he
A friend who was troubled and weary he knew,
Who’d be glad of a lift and who needed it too;
On him he would call and see what he could do
Each morning he stacked up the letters he’d write
And thought of the folks he would fill with delight
It was too bad, indeed, he was busy today,
And hadn’t a minute to stop on his way;
More time he would have to give to others, he’d say
The greatest of workers this man would have been
The world would have known him, had he ever seen
But the fact is he died and faded from view,
And all that he had left here when living was through
Was a mountain of things he intended to do
None of us are here forever. Don’t forget your loved one’s and live your dreams.
What if tomorrow never comes?