Friday, March 19, 2010

our gift

"Near the end of his life, one father looked back on how he had spent his time on earth. An acclaimed, respected author of several scholarly works, he said, 'I wish I had written one less book and taken my children fishing more often.' "Time passes quickly. Many parents say that it seems like yesterday that their children were born. Now those children are grown, perhaps with children of their own. 'Where did the years go?' they ask. We cannot call back time that is past, we cannot stop time that now is, and we cannot experience the future in our present state. Time is a gift, a treasure not to be put aside for the future, but to be used wisely in the present."

Thomas S. Monson, "Dedication Day," Ensign, Nov. 2000, 66


Heather W. said...

So true!

Trisha said...

Thanks for the beautiful quote. May I never forget it.