Got one of those direct mail marketing cards in the mail the other day, with a “Once in A Lifetime Offer.” Couldn’t resist. Turned it over and started reading.
Evidently I was the winner of a time machine. Apparently this company had been developing this for years and finally had the breakthrough (Picture Christopher Lloyd in Back To The Future) and was giving away one of two models, and somehow my name had been chosen. Here was the catch. It was a one way time machine, could only either go into the past, or go into the future. But there was no coming back from either, you had to stay there.
So I thought about it for maybe half of a second. Going to the future did not make sense to me, I’m pushing 50 as it is now (Which is NOT old!!) and have a lot of good things that are going to happen to me in the near future, why would I want to miss them all?
So the only option then was going to the past. But is that really an option? Why would I want to go back in time and relive anything? Although if I was to go back in the past, and keep all of the memories that I have now, just think of the sports bets that I could win, or to be able to invest in Microsoft or Google when they first opened their doors. Interesting to say the least.
But then I thought about it some more. I have so much going for me right now at this very moment in time, even though to some looking from the outside in might question that statement, why would I want to lose it?
I have been taught that we all have to go through EVERYTHING that we have been through to get to be the person that we are today, Nothing was an accident. There is a plan, and it is not ours.
It is not worth any amount of money to give up what I have right now, if you had talked to me a year ago, my answer might have been different, but not today.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. . . .that is why they call it the PRESENT.
I looked at the card and smiled, then ripped it up and threw it in the garbage.
No thanks. . . .I’m good