Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. (Wayne Dyer, self-help, author)
Dyer continues, “The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” That’s good advice, but there is a sense in which life is like a rehearsal. What we do now may have profound effects both in our future and in other people’s. Not only that, the Bible teaches that there is a life to come. Our faith in God—or lack of it—and following Him will have an effect eternally.
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them. . . Store your treasures in heaven. . . Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. (Matthew 6:19-21)