I have a keyring my husband gave to me many years ago in Iran. It's engraved not with his name or mine but with a quote by Omar Khayyam : your life is already predestined for you so no matter what course you chose, you cannot change the way it runs'...
Though some circumstances in our lives at the moment may seem fairly significant, we must realize that what is really going to matter are the things that are going to matter in ten to twenty years, or twenty to fifty years. Live it with passion because living a life without passion, and without hope for the future is not really living your life at all. Remember that the next minute, hour, and day are not promised to you, and may be taken from you at any time.
Never let anything or any person stop you from pursuing the things that you are truly passionate about pursuing.
(text on the page says:Time and timing has been an integral part of my life. The past, the present as the future, plans, dreams, contemplations, or even regrets - and realizing like a flash of lightening the FLIGHT of it all...TIME)