As I think about the speed and importance of time, I am reminded of a beautiful poem by Henry Van Dyke, an American poet and author from the late 1800s. He wrote about the importance of living in the present moment because that is all we have:
The Sun-Dial at Wells College
“The shadow by my finger cast
Divides the future from the past:
Before it, sleeps the unborn hour,
In darkness, and beyond thy power.
Behind its unreturning line,
The vanished hour, no longer thine:
One hour alone is in thy hands,
The NOW on which the shadow stands.”
Whatever you decide to do with the hour in front of you, the one in which the shadow stands, make the most of it!
Brian Moran, CEO
Small Business Edge
Brian Moran & Associates