A minute can change your life

Welcome back to another week of January!

We counted backwards at midnight on 31st December 2022.

How should we go forward now? I need to know how many months, weeks, days I have to make my life or this world a better place to survive. I may not die at the end of this year, nor will the world end. But it will be criminal to lose time.

Or do you prefer going with the flow, and letting life unfold on its own?

I would love to see your take on this.


As I saw the countdown posted by Reena with the prompt, it seemed to be the longest minute ever.

I was born in November

Have seen 61 new years

At first we used to be excited

Then we grew apprehensive

With age worries overtook excitement

Now approaching old age I’ve found serenity

Life is unpredictable, no matter what we plan

What’s the use of making plans that may fail

Now I know that time can change life instantly

A little minute can change our lives forever

So I relax, live each day as it comes

The greater scheme of things, beyond our scope


Written in response to; RXC- Prompt #264, hosted by Reena



80 thoughts on “A minute can change your life

  1. I would like to think that making plans with a sober attitude knowing that plans by definition are fluid and worthy of tweaking and accepting that things will not turn out as expected. Call me strange but there is a certain adventure to planning with that perspective….

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    1. It’s very sane to plan. I used to plan but usually short term. I’ve seen so many things change suddenly that I no longer make long term plans. Go with a flow with some goals in mind. We really can’t make things happen the way we want/like. But it’s good to make a solid plan. My husband always does that. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  2. I agree with what’s been said already. Plans can be worthwhile, but they can’t be set in stone. It’s better to be prepared for the unexpected – not just the things that force you to change plans, but the unexpected opportunities weshould adapt our plans for to embrace.

    I once had a student who was a trainer by profession and was rigid with her plans …. she’s never survive in teaching lol

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  3. In most things, I’m very much a planner…but with life, my plan is more of a vague idea that is prepared to pivot at any time. Living this way helps reduce the frustration when things turn out differently than you’d expect. 💞

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  4. I agree. A minute can change our lives, for better or worse. A favourite senior relative used to say we should learn to accept things that come our way. If we want to make changes, we should try . If we not , we should learn to accept them. I wish you and your family a Happy new year.

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  5. All we really have is the time we have right at this very moment. If we live in the moment; enjoy and treasure this very second – then things will work out. We can pivot and adjust course as time moves on, but as many of the comments state – your life can pivot 180 degrees in a split second.

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