Daughter - Love
Mary Oliver (via quotes-shape-us)
Daughter - Medicine
If we could live forever, people wouldn’t take risks. And even though death is promise, people still fail to take advantage of the lives they lead now. Because we’re all waiting for something greater, we’re all waiting for better days, and we’re all waiting for “later.”
If we were told that we only had a few more weeks, then we’d live. If later were to be stripped away, if an extended future wasn’t promised, and if things had to abruptly come to an end- that’s when we’d truly seize the moment.
Because as cliche as it may seem, we really do take tomorrow for granted. There are certain things you restrain yourself from doing, simply because you’re fixed on the comfort of that seemingly promised future.
And it’s hard to understand, until you’ve lost something too.
Oh, what I’d do for a
glass bottle of..
1. Putting off until tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Social networking (and encouraging friends to waste time, too, by texting or messaging them, or commenting on new blog entries, photos and status updates).
3. Writing to-do lists (instead of working on the actual assignments or tasks).
4. Cleaning and tidying up (as you can’t work in a messy room).
5. Organizing your work (into neat piles, colored folders etc.)
6. Surfing the web (usually with no clear goal in mind – so it’s more of a distraction technique, or a way of relieving boredom).
7. Going in search of food; leaving your work to grab a coffee with friends.
8. Phone calls to friends (which often end up lasting longer than you’d intended).
9. Playing computer games (which can eat up a lot more time than you can afford!)
10. Exercise. (This can seem virtuous – but if it takes you away from important work then it’s more of a distraction than a proper excuse).