I am having a lovely time having a cuppa and I remembered this poem that I saw somewhere and thought I might share it with you.

Don’t leave anything for later.

Later, the coffee gets cold.

Later, you lose interest.

Later, the day turns into night.

Later, people grow up.

Later, people grow old.

Later, life goes by.

Later, you regret not doing something…

When you had the chance.

Life is a fleeting dance, a delicate balance of moments that unfold before us, never to return in quite the same way again.

Regret is a bitter pill to swallow, a weight that bears down upon the soul with the burden of missed chances and unspoken words.

So, let us not leave anything for later. Let us seize the moments as they come, with hearts open and arms outstretched to embrace the possibilities that lie before us. For in the end, it is not the things we did that we regret, but the things we left undone, the words left unspoken, the dreams left unfulfilled.

— Before the Coffee Gets Cold is a 2015 novel by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

5 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Wise words, Teresa.

  2. margaret21 says:

    So true. Thanks.

  3. Toonsarah says:

    I’ve not heard that before, thank you for sharing it – very true words 🙂

  4. XingfuMama says:

    Lovely poem and the mug is charming as well.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Mama, it was one of those days. ❤️

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