While reviewing some of my Sufi literature (normally gathering dust on my bookshelves) I came across the following quotation. It made an impression on me and I wished to share it with my readers. I hope you find it as insightful as I do.
Take advantage of five things before five others occur: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your leisure before your work, and your life before your death.
The Prophet Mohammad as quoted by Ibn Said in 'The Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife' written by Al-Ghazali.