Today is the most important day, I remind myself. Actually, yesterday was the most important day, but it’s over. Today is the next most important day, making it the most important day I have left in my life.

What makes today so important? Well, I’m as young as I’ll ever be again.

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I’m not the only one living today. If I slack on my work, my competition will inch closer to me from behind, or away from me in front. Am I so cocky that I can give them this day?

Everyone I know is moving one day closer to death today; what can I do to make the most of the time I have left with them?