Sunday Inspiration: Time is a companion

time is a companion

“Someone once told me that time was a predator
that stalked us all our lives.
I rather believe that time is a companion
who goes with us on the journey
and reminds us to cherish every moment,
because it will never come again.
What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived.”

Gene Roddenberry (spoken by Captain Picard)


  1. Joan Leopold on June 11, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Thank you for sharing this, Emilie. I lost a dear friend on Friday. She went to bed with a headache Thursday and didn’t wake up. She was a vibrant and busy woman doing the things she loved to do. She was a major part of my dog world. We are all stunned and I. Shock. I guess we all need time.

    • Delores on June 11, 2023 at 11:22 am

      Aneurism??? I lost a friend, two sister-in-laws and also a neighbor that way. Always a shock because there is so little warning. Some thoughts are that it saved them from suffering terribly in another way, but still hard!

  2. Delores on June 11, 2023 at 11:25 am

    So right! How we lived, not what we leave behind, who we impressed, etc! It is nice, however, to feel we have somehow left people better off for knowing us, made an impact somewhere, and maybe left something that will help those we love’s lives easier.

  3. Judy Zell on June 11, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    That is a lovely quote. My husband is a Star Trek Fan and would like to know what episode that is from.

  4. Terry Guerra on June 12, 2023 at 6:51 am

    Joan, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

    I love the quote – time is precious, indeed.

  5. Ellie Cammer on June 21, 2023 at 9:48 am

    just would like like to know when your next book is coming out ???????

    Soon !!!!???

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