Yesterday is history
Tomorrow a mystery
Today is a gift
That's why it's called the present!

No one is worth your tears
The one who might be
Will never make you cry

Fly me to the moon
and let me play
among the stars
Let me see
what spring is like
on Jupiter and Mars
In other words:
Hold my hand
In other words:
Darling, kiss me...


Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every morning cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day.
What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest in a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new acount for you . Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow". You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running. Make the most of the day.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR,
  ask a student who has failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH,
  ask a mother who has given birth to a pre-mature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK,
  ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE DAY,
  ask a daily wage laborer who has kids to feed.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR,
  ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE,
  ask a person who has missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND,
  ask a person who has avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLI_SECOND,
  ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time... and remember that time waits for no one.


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.
To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.

Only the person who risks is truly free.

© 1998 - 2001 Eskild