"To put off until tomorrow what one should enjoy today
is a wasteful act.
Today's joy may be stale tomorrow...
Such a person as this once lived in the state of Connecticut.
It was her custom when visited in summer by her niece
to offer to her young guest a bowl of pears for her refreshment.
Now the bowl always contained good pears and speckled pears.
But only the speckled pears could be eaten today.
The good pears must be saved for tomorrow,
until they in turn became speckled--
and so on forward until the end of peardom!"
Abbie Graham in Time Off and On, 1939
Do you want to go through the rest of your days eating life's speckled pears?
The good pears are sitting there waiting for you to partake of now--
crisp, juicy, blemish-free.
Tomorrow they could be speckled.