this i know

a few snippets of wisdom i’ve managed to pick up along the way:

  • never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. you might wake up tomorrow and find that what you put off today is no longer available to you.
  • it’s true what they say, this is not a rehearsal.
  • pay attention. and when you get old and forgetful, take notes.
  • never refuse the offer of a breath mint. (think about it.)
  • be here now. i mean right here, right now. there is no other where or when.
  • as joe jackson said, “it’s oh so nice to get advice, but oh so hard to do.” just because i might know these things, doesn’t mean i’ve followed any of my own advice.
  • may you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

i sincerely hope there is more wisdom that in my 50+ years i’ve managed to accrue. but i didn’t take my own advice and didn’t take notes. maybe more bon mots will come to me later…..


Author: Stephen

Stephen Harris is a writer, painter and a photographer who lives with his family in Maine.

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