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Today and only Today


Sounds like a sales pitch, doesn’t it? You know, life isn’t buy one get one free, it’s a one and only one-time deal. Those that feel they have more than one chance at life, well that’s wonderful. Point being is while in existence is the only time we have to make a difference and help those around us.

The seconds, minutes, and hours of each day are ticking away never to recovered again. Where does the time go? More important, how was it used? Time is always being used, even if one is sitting idle and doing nothing. This should come as no surprise and that is one can not buy time.

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ― Charles Darwin

Today is our day to be present, be alive, breathe, endure, exist, etc. It’s our opportunity of a lifetime so let’s take advantage of it. So it’s a frustrating day and full of challenges but those are situations we can address and go forward planning for tomorrow.

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Teresa

Today is our day to be encouraged and encourage others. A smile goes a long way, even virtually.

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey

Today is our day to learn and help educate others. Sharing knowledge goes a long way, empowering others to learn and share, as well.

Today’s opportunity should be well spent

Once upon a time has no echo

Don’t take one moment of life for granted

Actions build upon one’s persona

Yesterday is gone, a simple memory

Ever so often, we can put things off but at what point do we take control and be what we can be. To continually wander through life with no purpose is wasteful and unfulfilling. Besides, it’s not healthy and boring.

Today is our day to make a difference.

My poem is a Double Acrostic in which words are spelled by both the first and last letters of each line, so that one word can be read vertically down the left side of the poem and another word can be read vertically down the right side of the poem.

-a gander at Eugenia

I enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for me to follow my dreams by doing things I enjoy…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, writing poetry and encouraging others to pursue their goals. My writing and creative endeavors can be found at my blogs, Eugi’s Causerie I and Eugi’s Causerie II, where I have gathered a following of kindred souls who share my passion for writing. I have authored ebooks, “Fanciful Delights” and “Mama, me and Mother Nature”. I am also a published author on Spillwords.

image source – Pexels


Published by Eugenia

“You can usually accomplish more by giving something your full effort for a few years rather than giving it a lukewarm effort for fifty years. Pick a priority for this season of your life and do it to the best of your ability.” James Clear

21 thoughts on “Today and only Today

    1. Thank you, Renard. I was proofreading and made a couple of changes, however, it wouldn’t save. Then, all of a sudden it posted so I hope all is okay. I don’t see where I can edit it. Take care.

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        1. The changes were minor and mostly the use of better wording. Since it is already drawing attention, I’ll let it stay as is. I’ve had recent issues with Google freezing up so something may have glitched on my end. I would make alterations but got a red banner stating changes not saved. Thank you for the opportunity! 😉

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  1. Beautifully explained Eugenia about value of the time ,when we are alive.

    Your poem is mesmerizing and you have put the letters ‘To day’ on either side of the sentence and I felt it is unique.

    This reminded me a good quote

    “Time is free, but its priceless
    You can’t own it, but you can use it
    You can’t keep it, but you can spend it
    Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”
    Harvey MacKay

    Humans have a standard formula.The more one wastes time,the more one enjoys.

    Thank you my friend,enjoyed reading the article,which is more relevant these Covid days

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  2. Time not well managed will be wasted. Money not well managed will be squandered. Energy not well managed will result to futility. My view is that this does not only apply to time but it cut across all aspects of our lives. God has created us managers of our worlds. When He created Adam, He assigned him a management task to engage with (to take care of the garden and he was in-charge of all other God’s creatures). Thanks for sharing, God bless you🙂

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