It is so predictable to say something like this on the last day of the year: “The best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today.”
However, what’s wrong with predictability?
I’m sure glad the sun came up again today. I’m sure glad my car engine fired up the last time I turned the ignition. And boy was I glad to see that my dear wife had—yet once again–prepared coffee to brew and had set the timer on the coffee maker when I got up this morning. Yes, there’s a lot of good to be said about being predictable.
And so I am going to be predictable today on this the last day of the year. Playing the regret game is no good and don’t wait until tomorrow; today is the best time you’ve got to start or re-start something.
If you’ve been meaning to plant a tree; twenty-five years ago would have been nice, but today will work just fine.
If you’ve been meaning to (you fill in the blank) ______; today is a great day to start.
The ONE THING for today: Don’t delay another day; start something today that will add value to your life.
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ 29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”
They said to Him, “The first.”
Matthew 21:28-31 (NKJV)
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” _Lucille Ball