During a recent tutoring session, my young tutee’s lesson was to analyze the poem, “The Clock Man” by Shel Silverstein. After perusing the poem, it hit me like a ton of bricks that time on earth is not infinite. Not that I didn’t know that there is an expiration date for most things, people included. The poem helped to reinforce the fact that time is short, we can’t turn back the hands of time, and that time will inevitably run out.
As is customary at year-end, we reflect on our behaviors, deeds, and life in general over the past year. Some of us make New Year’s resolutions, others set goals. For me, it will be a combination of both as I move into the new decade. One thing is for sure, I plan to pounce on every opportunity that arises for me and make the most of the time I have. Most importantly, from now on, I strive to have “No Regrets!” when the clock runs out.