Don’t count the days; make the days count. (Muhammad Ali, late heavyweight boxing champion)

Whether it’s counting the days until vacation, the last day of school, or the beginning of retirement, it really is a waste of time. Even counting the days of your illness, recovery from an accident, or a family struggle, again, counting doesn’t help much. We would do much better, as Ali suggests, to make whatever days we have left days of worth and achievement.

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered (James 5:11).