DailyRead-Art-wlogoReading:  Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.


Terry would give anything for one more day to spend with her stockbroker husband. He perished in One Trade Center one sunny New York morning. With a wistful smile, she dreams of what she might do with just one more day, and then the sadness comes again.

Frank would give anything for another hour with his dad. Minor issues fueled male ego until reason was crushed under the weight of bitterness. When his father was taken to the hospital with chest pains, Frank decided to stay at work. When he finally arrived at the hospital, he was 10 minutes too late. Just one more hour – Frank wants just one more hour – he could make it right if he only had one more hour.

Tania wishes she could have 10 words back. Ten words destroyed one friendship and damaged several others. It would only take a minute to set things right if she could replay a single moment, and take back 10 words.

Today, we have that moment, that hour, that day. Today, we can love, lead, reach, embrace, forgive, restore, enjoy, rejoice, and build. We can only do this day once. We mustn’t miss its power nor squander its potential.

Wake up and smell the roses. You are living somebody else’s dream.


Reposted with permission from onehope.net.

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