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I enjoy quips, quotes, one-liners and nuggets that I can store in my mental rolodex to retrieve as circumstances warrant.  Whether I need to gather myself to complete a task ("In for a penny, in for a pound"), inspiration to hit the gym ("you'll be glad you went"), or just an attitude adjustment if I'm having an off day ("where focus goes, energy flows"), these little gems come in handy.  I saw one the other day that I jotted down in my phone's notebook app - "Time is not a renewable resource".   It caught my eye because it seems that we are surrounded by marketing messages assuring us that we can re-purpose, recycle, redesign, redecorate, renew, revamp, revitalize and basically rework our entire lives and that with "a healthy diet and exercise" we will live forever to re-do all that we have done.  My God I'm exhausted just thinking about it!  In our society finite anything is deemed to be problematic when it should be considered a gift.  I like reminders that "this is not a dress rehearsal", to keep a level of awareness that this very moment will be a memory in the next few moments and that as long as I am taking steps that bring about good results for myself and those around me, the day has been worthwhile.  I don't always succeed in my efforts, but when I don't, I try to find the learning opportunity so that if a similar circumstance presents itself, I will have a higher likelihood of a better outcome...not quite a re-do, but certainly a forward looking will-do!

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