Monday, November 14, 2011

"Tomorrow Never Comes"

I remember being really little and sitting in the conference center for my church and listening to a general authority from my church speak. I cannot remember who was speaking nor what they were speaking about- I have tried looking it up and cannot find the talk but all I remember is they said, "tomorrow never comes". As a little girl this made me think so hard, "how could tomorrow never come?", but then I understood and it has been a phrase that has come back to me a lot throughout my life whenever I try to postpone anything. This is not the talk that it was from but I am assuming he must have been quoting this poem in his talk. I found this in one of my classes and was so excited. I love this and believe everything it says. I want to try harder to use my time more wisely and try so hard everyday so that I can say at the end of each day that I gave my all. Enjoy the poem :)

Today is here. I will start with a smile, and resolve to be agreeable. I will not criticize. I refuse to waste my valuable time.
Today has one thing in which I know I am equal with others—Time. All of us draw the same salary in seconds, minutes, hours—24 Golden Hours each day.
Today I will not waste my time, because the minutes I wasted yesterday are as lost as a vanished thought.
Today I refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen. I am going to spend my time making things happen.
Today I am determined to study to improve myself, for tomorrow I may be wanted, and I must not be found lacking.
Today I am determined to do things I should do. I firmly resolve to stop doing the things I should not do.
Today I begin by doing and not wasting my time. In one week I will be miles beyond the person I am today.
Today I will not imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. I will make a success with what material I have.
Today I will stop saying, "If I had time," for I never will "find time" for anything—if I want time I must take it.
Today I will act toward other people as though this might be my last day on earth. I will not wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes.
Elder John Longden (Assistant to the 12 Apostles) Conference Report, Apr. 1966, 39; or Improvement Era, June 1966, 512

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