Tuesday, June 12, 2012

conGRADs! - it's about time :)

Gave this "present"  to Playmaker's boyfriend for his high school graduation along with the following timely words:

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift – That’s why it’s call “the present”

You can try to buy some -- or carve some out -- or to find some -- or to save some...but all to no avail. It's valuable. Precious. Priceless … no amount of money will ever be able to purchase even one split second - yet the only thing one can really do with it - is spend it! But - there never seems to be enough of it! - - although Ecclesiastes 3 says…

1 There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under heaven:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.


          Forever is composed of nows.

- Emily Dickenson -


We each leave our mark on the world every moment of every day
through the choices we make and the actions we take.

Congratulations on your High School Graduation!
Praying for you - for wisdom in how to best spend your time from now on :)  

1 comment:

warriormom said...

I love this! I've heard the "today is the present" but all the rest is such a fresh and powerful perspective! How am I spending this gift? Trying to stop the future or making the most of every second with my grandbabies? An especially powerful message for high school grads who think time is such a limitless commodity.