value of Time
"Gather ye Rose-buds while ye May,
old Time is still aflying,
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying"
The quoted lines signify the transience of all mortal things! The hurdle race from the womb to the tomb- if we may choose to describe life- comples us to question ourselves, "Have we extracted all the joys, the maker intended us to, out of life"? Time slips out of our hands even before we realize it. How tremulous is the water on the lotus leaf! Such is the life of man- frail and transient. Life is a gift of God- Given to us because He loves us and wants us to realize the grandeur of life. But the Time keeper does not give us the leisure of eternity to play here to our hearts' content. In this Journey of life one has to be always alert to seize opportunities, learn from mistakes and make hay while the sun shines. Hence we ordinary mortals must not get disheartened by the problems of everyday life. What matters most is the present moment 'Now'. The day is always his who works in it with serenity and great aims. Yesterday is only a dream and tomorrow is only a vision but today well-lived makes every yesterday a 'dream of happiness' and every tomorrow a 'vision of hope and glory'. Let us, therefore, realize the value of today as:
"We shall not pass this way again
oh!heed the passing hours
Let each day a record make
Of something pure and noble
A smiling face, a cheering word
Make others' around us happy
And lightens up the rugged way
That leads us on the Glory"