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  • Writer's pictureAhsan Jamil

In for the Moment

“Only you can decide what happens in the next chapter.”


Who knows what tomorrow may bring? Living in now and today is the greatest gift. A weather app can predict the temperature, a calendar can tell us tomorrow’s date, and a teacher can give homework for the next day. A boss can give us tasks and a lover can promise a future date, but everything still happens today.

“Unless today is well lived, tomorrow is not important.”

Alan Sakowits

The pendulum of time is swinging, but today never ends and tomorrow never comes. Thus continues the laziness that makes us put off today’s tasks till tomorrow.

Ever since I was deprived of golf because of the weather, I had been planning to start walking on the treadmill or in a mall. Every night I planned to walk and every day I postponed it until tomorrow. For the last seven days I have not seen that tomorrow.

Eventually, I tried to bring together three angles: it was Martin Luther King’s Day; it was bright and shining; and all I needed was an accommodating golf club. I turned on the ‘Golf Now’ and booked myself a tee time at a Meadows Golf Club, the nearest that was open. The greens were closed and flags were displaced. I was paired with a Korean who was fond of telling jokes mostly of oriental origin. I enjoyed his great company and strange accent. He knew how to make others laugh. And I love to laugh.

He said, “A puttless round of golf is like walking a horse.”

Anyways, I was happy I could walk. The course was not in a great condition itself but I give its management credit that they kept it open in such harsh seasons.

Sometimes you gotta fill in the blanks that are out there from within yourself. A golf course on the East Coast can only offer you that much. Your patience, tolerance, smiles and wide heart can make a round much more enjoyable. Same goes with life.

“If there’s light in your heart, you will find your way home.”


I appreciate what this day had to offer me. It’s much better to do something today than to spend it waiting for tomorrow. Let’s celebrate today while we have it like this pond appreciates the shining sun.


Meadows Golf Club




Ahsan Jamil 

Golfer, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Author, Poet, Wanderer, Photographer, Rebel. 


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