How to Spend Your Time Today
They demolished the whole place.
About 500 feet down Main Street in my town sits the flat concrete expanse where a teeming bustle of retail once lived. Once, people poured through the front door each weekend searching for a deal, money burning in their pockets.
Now, those memories are ghosts; the building reduced to rubble.
Except to those who remember it was even there, that space is completely meaningless. That which once coursed with activity is extinct.
Just like I will be. Just like you will be.
I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. All I know is I can choose better today.
The guarantee of oblivion once depressed me. Now, it is empowering. Life becomes incredibly simple.
Sure, attempt to build a legacy. Maybe you will live long enough for it to matter. But also — be kind today. Show love today. Speak truth today.
Didn’t move closer to a career goal? Those opportunities typically re-emerge. Far more rare are the chances to give hope to a person you may never see again. They may only be in your life for a season.
Or a day.
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