Making the Most of Each Day

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12 NIV

I receive a daily email from Baseball Manager Clint Hurdle ( that contains devotionals and blogs of inspiration. Today in the “Monday Thinking” post the following entry below caught my attention. It reminded me of the practicality and wisdom found in the Bible.

“We’re each only gifted a certain number of days. There’s mere thousands we will experience. And the truth is most are blur, because we only place significance on those where something momentous happens. The extreme highs, the crushing lows. The days that mark a before and an after. We miss all the ones that fall somewhere in the middle. The majority. The seemingly inconsequential, mundane, routine, the every day. We let them all bleed into one another in a blur, not realizing, that there isn’t a never-ending, overflowing, abundance of them.

Forgetting that one day, the bank of days will inevitably run out. We have to stop being everywhere but where our feet are. We forget it’s up to us to make the most of every moment. We push aside the knowledge that life is fleeting, because we’re too entitled to what we’re not guaranteed ― tomorrow. We tell ourselves that there will be time to do it all later. We’re so sure that it will come. But, the time to do it all is really now. The truth is that the magic is right here. It’s in the small moments, in the days that seem inconsequential. It’s in life. Each day is a gift, a limited number on a tally we don’t get to see. Stop waiting. Live now.”
― Em Manuel, Salt and Whistle