Today Will Not Return, but You Have a Choice: What Will It Be?

Enjoy today … it won’t come back. —Amish Proverb

I love this Amish proverb. But years ago, I wouldn’t have paid much attention. I had to learn. I had to grow. I had to ask questions. I had to secure my anchor.

But I am learning … the days can drag on, but the seasons fly by. Don’t blink or the time will be gone. So let me encourage you … 

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You only have one life and it begins where they all do … at the beginning. This life is a gift. Where will you sink your roots deep? 

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You will grow in your own unique ways, acquiring education and experience. Sometimes you can choose what will nourish you. Sometimes you have to choose what to do with the nourishment you receive. But you always have a choice…

Sometimes you choose what will nourish you. Sometimes you choose what to do with the nourishment you receive. Click To Tweet

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As you mature, more will be expected of you and more will occur that is unexpected. How will you sustain yourself during the times of drought and when the severe storms hit? Where will you find your anchor? 

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And the wheels will keep turning. And a season will end and another begins. Oh the joys and heartaches of each season—the pressures and beauty of change. I was not prepared. How will you find the strength to let go and move on?  

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And your time here will end … but not really end, just begin again. What’ll be your choice? What will you leave behind—a dried up leaf or a seed of truth and love? 

When your time on earth ends, what will you leave behind—a dried up leaf or a seed of truth and love? Click To Tweet

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). 

Reflection: We all have but one earthly life. But we each have a choice in how we live it, in what/who we anchor ourselves, and where we receive our nourishment. What will you choose? 

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

5 comments on “Today Will Not Return, but You Have a Choice: What Will It Be?
  1. Julie Sunne says:

    Thanks for the visit, Mary.

  2. Julie Wilson says:

    As one who is not a fan of change, I needed the reminder today of WHO my Anchor is! Thank you for your 5minute friday words today!!

  3. Great message and images Julie!

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