STOP AND THINK – Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow! (Mark Twain)

That’s the reverse of the usual admonition to do today what you should without putting it off. Twain’s comment gives a whole new meaning to the big 50-cent word, procrastination. It describes well the attitude of the really lazy person, yet there are probably times when we would all like to defer action to sometime much later. It’s not a healthy habit, however.

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor,“Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you” when you already have it with you. (Proverbs 3:27-28)