In Others’ Words: Life and Unimportant Days

Unimportant Day 2015

It’s funny how we count our days, isn’t it?

We have busy days and do-nothing days and days we wait for all year long, like birthdays and anniversaries and Christmas. We have days we dread, like the start of school or the end of vacation. Life changing days … and life-shattering days.

But I do believe Alexander Woollcott got it right when he said there are no unimportant days in our lives. Each and every day we live, no matter how many or how few, equal the sum total of our life — the minutes and hours that made us who we are. Our choices. Our relationships. Our accomplishments. Our disappointments and defeats. The good days and the bad days put all together are important because they are ours. We can’t relive them … and we can’t un-live them, either.

Important days can be ones where we make monumental decisions. We say “I do.” Or we say, “No, not this time” — and we live with the consequences of our decision. But even on the days when we rest and think and don’t do anything life-changing — or so it seems — the day is still important because it was ours to be lived … and to be appreciated.

In Your Words: It’s Tuesday — a not unimportant day! How’s it going for you so far? 


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  1. January 5, 2016, 7:09 am   /  Reply

    Every day I wake up is a great day! Tuesday looks like a polish day. No not silver or furniture, but words. 🙂

    • January 5, 2016, 10:00 am   /  Reply

      I like polish days — both furniture and words.


  2. January 5, 2016, 11:37 am   /  Reply

    There are no unimportant days because every person is important–something you recognize and live by very well. Today I got new glasses ordered. Helping sick grandson. Catching up. Looking forward to spring, my FAVORITE season.

    • January 5, 2016, 5:10 pm   /  Reply

      Oh, Dee, just the words “looking forward to spring,” put a smile on my face.
      You so often do that.

  3. January 5, 2016, 3:00 pm   /  Reply

    All I can really do is my best in the moment; I’m not sure if it’s important or not anymore. It just is, and that has to be enough.

    • January 5, 2016, 5:11 pm   /  Reply

      Doing your best is who you are, Andrew.
      And it is always important to be yourself.
      You are important.
      You make a difference.

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