The Hour-Glass is an emblem of human life; behold! how swiftly the sands run, and how rapidly our lives are drawing to a close. We cannot, without astonishment, behold the little particles which are contained in this machine, how they pass away almost imperceptibly, and yet to our surprise, in the short space of an hour, they are all exhausted. Thus wastes man! Today, he puts forth the tender leaves of hope; tomorrow, blossoms and bears his blushing honors which upon him; the next day comes a frost, which nips the shoot, and when he thinks his greatness is still aspiring, he falls, like autumn leaves, to enrich our mother earth.
- Thomas Smith Webb
I lost a very dear friend, folks. I may be inactive a bit. I am okay, I can assure you.
It is fun, inspiring lives like this man which remind me that in the short span of life, one person can really touch a lot of lives. It reminds us all what we're still capable of here on this earth. No life is wasted if you've made someone smile just a little. All are capable of greatness.
Don't live each day like it's your last. Instead, make each day count.