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In the Time of Your Life, Live!

Happy New Year Folks,

Here is my all time favorite quote by my all time favorite author, followed by a picture of my all time favorite father-in-law.

Let these words guide you in the new year.

Keep looking for what is good and right folks.



“In the time of your life, live – so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. See goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed.

Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are the things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.

Be the inferior of no man, or of any men be superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man’s guilt is not yours, nor is any man’s innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.

In the time of your life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.”

William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life
Grandpa the Snow Angel
Ken Hills, PHd, Age 90, Lusk, WY – Christmas 2020

6 Join the Conversation

  1. Rich Hills says
    Dec 30, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Great quote, great dad

    • says
      Dec 30, 2020 at 12:46 PM

      Yes sir! You were blessed to be raised by him. Cheers!

  2. Rebecca Press says
    Dec 30, 2020 at 11:58 PM

    Beautifully thought out and written.

    • says
      Dec 30, 2020 at 5:48 PM

      Thanks so much. Cheers!

  3. Brent says
    Dec 31, 2020 at 2:32 PM

    Ken, thanks for the thoughtful encouragement!!

    • says
      Jan 04, 2021 at 12:20 PM

      Absolutely brother. Cheers!

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