The Year is Not Over Yet

Greetings to you one and all.

As we near the end of October, I want to encourage you to finish the year strong. I recently saw a social media post that said to start working on next year because this year is over. What!?! Now, I agree that it’s good to start thinking about your goals and plans for next year. But to declare the year over with two full months ahead is fool-hearty at best. You have plenty of time to turn this year around.

Today is your day. As the songwriter said, “Yesterday’s gone. And tomorrow may never be mine.” We are too quick to throw away time. Every moment is precious. If we shouldn’t put off for tomorrow what we ought to do today, then we surely shouldn’t put off for next year what we ought to do this year.

Whatever goals you haven’t reached this year can still be attempted. Let’s say your goal was to lose 50 pounds this year. And you’ve only lost 10 so far. Of course, it’s not likely you’ll lose another 40 pounds in two months. But you could lose another 10 before the year ends. What’s better? Staying at just 10 pounds down and waiting for next year to start over. Or ending the year 20-25 pounds down.

Make every minute count. If you defer your dreams until next year, then what are you going to do with all those precious minutes. Waste them? Maybe even move backwards? No dear one. Now is the time. The year is not over yet.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Rev. George H. Latimer-Knight, J.D.

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