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Published:August 8th, 2005 15:53 EST
Birthplace of a Brighter Future

Birthplace of a Brighter Future

By Danny Cox (Mentor/Columnist)

As I concentrate on each word of this thought, now slips by me into the past. My past, then, is nothing more than a history of how well I dealt with each irretrievable now. So if yesterday is history, tomorrow is a prediction. Only the present exists.

The future is nothing more than an approaching series of "nows." During one of these "nows," I must make a decision that all future "nows" will be different. A brighter future grows out of a brighter "now." Therefore, my future improves only as I make better use of
the current moment.

It's the time remaining that counts, but just as important is my understanding of that profound truth. My willingness to accept responsibility for improving that time will determine the quality of the rest of my life.

The speed at which "now" becomes the past is staggering. Yet, if I commit my God-given strengths to improving each of these approaching "nows," the faith in my bright new future will be exhilarating! For I realize that the same velocity that carries this "now" into the past can carry me at the same rate toward exciting moments of the future when ever increasing goals become reality.

A year yet to be is unborn, untarnished and full of promise. One of those brand-new years bright with potential, accomplishment and joy, will be delivered to me tomorrow at dawn. My choice is to accept it as it is given or, through habit, mold it into the shape of years past.

The challenge is clear. The choice is mine. Challenge accepted!

Click here to listen to an interview with Danny Cos on the American Perspective Radio Program.