Putting Things Off

Posted by Tom Locke on April 2nd, 2017 filed in Life, Music

The last month has been a challenging one.  In five different instances, I had a friend and/or family member be unexpectedly faced with a serious health issue.

In talking with them all, one thing came out – life is too short and we should not put anything off we wish to do – especially those things that put a smile on our face.

In an email from a close friend, I read these words:

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of “I’m going to,” “I plan on,” and “Someday, when things are settled down a bit.”  

Sound familiar?  For another take on this, revisit Harry Chapin’s ballad “Cat’s In The Cradle” from 1974.

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