1. Lasting for a limited time

"This too, shall pass."

Our time on earth is temporary. But our imprint on this planet, our legacy, does not have to be. 

We can live in the moment, but what if this moment is not one that we want to be in? We can temporarily escape into the things that we love--the creative arts, exercise, hobbies--or we can find distraction in our loved ones. Maybe they are human, maybe they are animal. We can check in on our friends and family. Especially those who are alone. Those who have lost jobs, or have health issues might be particularly vulnerable right now. 

Then we can plan for the future. 
We can help others to do the same. 
We can try to leave this world better than we found it. 

"When you make a choice, you change the future." -Deepak Chopra

"The future depends on what you do today." -Mahatma Gandhi
"The past is always tense, the future, perfect." -Zadie Smith

If you could leave a legacy, what would it be?

Why the future is always on your mind
Morning pages
Short stories you can devour in minutes:
Flash fiction online
New Yorker flash fiction
Huff Post flash fiction selection
11 very short stories you must read immediately

Atlantic flash fiction
What is flash fiction, and how do I write it?
Writer mag improve your writing-- flash fiction
Interlochen video on how to create flash fiction

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...”-Wilferd Peterson

Image by Domenic Hoffmann from Pixabay 
Image by _Vane_ from Pixabay 
dancer water hummingbird
Image from Pixabay 
lightning over lake
Image from Pixabay
butterfly with dew


  1. Hi, I’m enjoying having a read of your blog, it’s given me some interesting things to think about. I really like the idea of leaving the world in a better place than we find it. Cara x


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