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Inspiration Prompt – Today Is The Day

May 11th, 2009 by Avital
Today Is The Day
[Photo by: Martin Gommel]

There is a drawer in which I stack everything I want to do someday when the time is right. The drawer is already overflowing and yet the time is never right for any of the things accumulated there. There is always a hurdle. Always an inconvenience. ALWAYS something better and more important to do. There are always repercussions to take under consideration. The mood is always wrong and the muse always absent.

Life goes by and the right time is never found. We do what we must routinely do and keep on accumulating plans for when the time is right. We may lose track of our plans, but enjoy collecting them nevertheless.

Today I decided to announce: “IT IS TIME”. Today I open the drawer and pick one crumpled paper, written long ago with sparkling eyes and joyous heart, I open it and do whatever it sends me to do. Today it is time.

For this week’s inspiration prompt I invite you to join me and decide today it is time to pick up one dream from that drawer and make it happen.

In the back of that drawer lays the oldest piece of paper. In it is written “Be nicer to people. Be nicer to myself. Be nicer”. It isn’t easy to be nice when life is closing in on you. But today lets start with that piece of paper…

There are fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice self a little more for others. Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the enrichment of someone less fortunate. Today you can make your life significant and worthwhile.


Grenville Kleiser

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5 Comments to “Inspiration Prompt – Today Is The Day”

  1. The truth is Today IS the day. There will always be reasons not to- too old, too unskilled, too little time, too amateur…but if you begin creating today then tomorrow you will be older but you will have developed the skill, used the time you were wasting thinking about creating, become more adept at your talent, and lived the dream, whatever it is.
    Thank you for a reminder.

    • Avital says:

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I agree. Instead of being one day older and one dream shorter, one can “age” gracefully by realizing one’s dreams on the way.

  2. This goes right with what I have been attempting to do. I spend a lot of time “thinking about”, “getting ideas”, and “wishing I was” creating. So, I have decided that there will be time spent each day creating after I have done some work–laundry, dishes, etc. Even though there may be more work to do, creating is important and must be done to stay healthy. So, TODAY is the day, as is EVERY day. I have no problem helping others and making sure their needs are met–I’ve just been neglecting mine. So, this was my plan to care for myself so that I will be able to continue caring for others.

    • Avital says:

      Thanks for sharing. You have raised an excellent point. If we care for ourselves it gives us energy and strengthen us, so we will be able to care for others as well!

  3. SundayL says:

    Hi there,

    Yes, you do have to MAKE time to let your creativity out, as it is all too easy to be too busy! It is a coincidence that I recently posted a simple page layout on my scrapbooking blog… called “It’s Time”, we are on a similar plane of thinking! Here’s the link to the blog post on the SimplyScrapbookingNow.com website… http://snipurl.com/page-itstime

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