“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” I often see this quotation being shared on Facebook and indeed, there is a lot of truth in it.
Yesterday may be gone, people walk in and out of our lives but still, there are the lessons learnt or to be learnt, the memories to cherish. On the other hand, we do not know what the future holds, what lies in store for us…and we can only hope and pray that there will be some blues skies and everything nice.
What matters most is today…
Each day that dawns, give thanks and praise that we are blessed with the opportunity to live our lives and it is up to us alone to live it meaningfully. The lyrics of this song says it best:
I will pass this way but once.
If there’s any good that I can do, let me do it now
for I’ll never pass this way again
I will see this day but once.
If there’s any kindness I can show, let me show it now
for I’ll never see this day again
Tomorrow may be too late, my friend,
to do all the good that you’d plan
So reach out to those who need you and lend them a helping hand
I will know this world but once.
If there’s any love that I can give, let me give it now.
Oh Lord, please show me how
for I’ll never know this world
I’ll never see this day
I’ll never pass this way again
A year has passed and like any other year, it had its ups and downs.
Life is so fragile and we never know when it would be time for us to go. My ex-colleague who retired together with me, sharing the same retirement/farewell assembly seven years ago, had left this world and this year too, I lost a very very dear friend, someone who was so close and dear to me and my family . Yes, I do miss him a lot, all the joy and laughter that he brought into our lives. Every year, at this time, he would never fail to give me a present but this year, all I can hope for would be his prayers from Heaven that I may be abundantly blessed and will have a good year ahead.
I am 62 today.
33 thoughts on “I will never pass this way again…”
Yes, how time flies… let’s cherish every moments of our lives and put aside material stuffs,self centeredness, ego and all the negative traits knowing that we will leave this world someday.
Somehow, this song comes to mind…
Happy birthday to you!!! It is so sad that Glen Campbell has Alzheimer’s, he is a great singer. And I love the quotation….and this post! Hope your day, and all days, are filled with love, peace and joy! 🙂
Thank you…and I hope the same to you too. Yes, I’ve loved Glen since the late 60’s, all his songs.
blessed birthday, arthur. here’s wishing you many, many, many more birthdays ahead, and may you remain happy and healthy as you enjoy the love of your family and friends 🙂
Thanks, Sean, for all your good wishes. Bless you too. Cheers!
Happy Birthday Arthur!!!
All the best and enjoy your big day to the max ya 🙂
Thanks, Nick. All the best to you too and have a nice day as well.
Happy Birthday Arthur!😄🎉n many many more to come. God Bless! Eating meesua I hope and how are you celebrating?
Thanks. No idea, the two ladies said something about having a quiet, simple dinner at home, I think, nothing grand.
Happy Blessed Birthday Arthur. May you stay happy & healthy as always. God Bless. Nice song.
Thank you, and wishing the same to you too.
Oh yes I’ve seen that quote endless times! From FB and forwarded messages from friends.. I even download life quote from the apps store to read more of them.. They are really really meaningful.. Happy birthday to you and many happy returns 🙂
Thank you. It’s good to be reminded…regularly, lest we forget.
Happy Birthday Arthur! Any celebration for you today? 😀
Thanks. No, not till 7/8 years from now, celebrate my 70th. 😀
An important message in this post. Happy birthday to you – may you cherish every minute.
Thanks so much.
Wishing you again here. happy birthday! Only 62? You have at least 37 more birthdays to go. Here’s wishing you happy 100 years old in advance!
…and you’re not even 37 yet, are you? 😀 Thanks.
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⋰ ⋮ ⋱ Happy Birthday Arthur!
May The LORD bless you with good health & all your wishes comes true……
Thanks, Derek. Bless you too.
Happy Birthday, Arthur! I think 62 is still young, don’t you? You are blessed and I wish you many more happy, peaceful and healthy years to come!
Yes, pretty much the same, don’t feel all that different. Just fatter perhaps. Hehehehehe!!!! Thanks for your good wishes.
LOL! Make such a long detour to reveal the main point today. Happy Birthday!!
Thanks. Suspense mah… Drama sikit. Hehehehehe!!!!
Happy Birthday, Arthur!!! Wish all your wishes come true and stay healthy!! =]
You and my mom’s birthday is on the same day!!! =]
Thanks. Happy birthday to your mum too, God bless.
Happy birthday, Arthur!
Going back to Sibu/Bintangor next week. Hopefully we can catch up with each other 🙂
Thanks, Chris. Give me a tinkle. You still have my number…or you can catch me on Facebook. 😉
Happy Birthday Arthur….always young at heart! May you have a wonderful day with your loved ones.
Thanks. You too, enjoy your day.
Happy birthday, Arthur! Have a blessed day.
Yes, cherish who and what we have and hold dear too.
Age is just a number. You are forever young in heart and soul.
Indeed. Thanks, Rose.
62 ah? I thought 61 only. Last year not 60 ah? Aiya …me getting old already la. Happy Birthday Arthur . Have a blast today!
You? Still a long long way to go….. Chinese, already 63 lor. 😦 Thanks.
Singing.. Happy birthday to you…happy birthday to you…happy birthday to Arthur…happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu…
Thanks. Come on over, nicer if I can hear it performed…live! 😉
Happy Birthday Mr Arthur! Live life to the fullest. 😉
Thanks, Azura. Sure will!
Happy Birthday King Art. Have an additional egg n meesua for me will ya…
Thanks, sure will. Makan puas-puas…
Happy birthday dearest Arthur! May you live healthy and strong happily ^_^
Thank you. You too!
As someone told me the other day, good wine gets better with age. Happy Birthday, A.
Indeed. Thanks. It’s December! See you soon!
Wishing u A Blessed n Happy Birthday, STP! Have a good one! <3<3<3
Thank you. So far so good… 😉
Happy birthday uncle arthur…many happy returns and may there be many more
Thanks, yes…hopefully, there will be lots more. 😉
Happy Birthday, Arthur!! May you have a wonderful day to celebrate your big day and i am sure there is a lot of eating!!
Already 62?? Wow, don’t worry you still look very young!
Thank you, thank you. You are so very kind. 😉
I resonate with this post so much, it’s also very beautifully written. Funny, I just published a post talking about how fragile people are!
I can’t believe it’s already December – isn’t that crazy? Time flies the older you get. I’m also sorry to hear about your losses. I, too, have had a loss this year that made me realize how precious life is and that it’s too short to stay angry or sad at certain things for too long. Above all else, always be kind, because you never know the struggles that others are going through in their lives.
Great post, Suituapui.
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Thanks, glad you like it. Yes, we’re on the same wavelength, it seems.
Happy Birthday! so sentimental.
December is a great month! Many good happenings to come by. Take care!
Thanks. Ya, I must admit I am such an SOF, a sentimental old fool. Yup, been busy, two weddings already, a birthday…and more events to come.
62? You don’t look your age. Happy birthday and many, many, many birthdays to come. 😀
Blush! Blush! Thank you, thank you!
Happy belated birthday Arthur!
I didn’t know it was your birthday and I even called you that very day! My apologies for being late. I was down with the flu and haven’t been surfing much, just saw it before dinner. Cheers mate, hoping that the best and most rewarding moments in your life starts now! 🙂
Thanks, Huai Bin. Keeping it low-key, no grand celebration. Was after the very busy wedding weekend so we were sort of recovering ourselves.