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We Only Have Today



We Only Have Today ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
August 1, 2021

I’ll wait until I retire
That’s when the fun will begin
Well sadly crystal balls don’t work
Just look at what has been
To those who choose deferring
Life’s joy’s and revelry
Tomorrow’s never promised
Not to you or even me
So gather those rosebuds while you can
Dance from night to day
Tomorrow is never promised
We only have today

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Never count on tomorrow to begin enjoying your life.....just look at what has happened to this world.

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Written on August 01, 2021

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Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. has spent a lifetime supporting vulnerable families and children. He began his career working with children with and without disabilities in an inclusive Head Start program in Brooklyn NY. He then transitioned to become the Special Needs and Early Childhood Coordinator for the Brooklyn Children's Museum for 10 years. His passion for advocacy grew as he worked more and more with parents of children with disabilities. For over 24 years he passionately advocated for the needs of these parents as the Social Services and Training Director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. in NYC. The last 8 years of his working life, Mr. Shulman served as a private Special Needs Consultant conducting hundreds of training sessions throughout NYC and beyond to help parents and professionals find and access the services and systems required to facilitate maximizing the potential of their children with disabilities. Now Mr. Shulman is happily retired in Palm Springs CA, but still volunteers his time any way he can to provide information to those in need of his expertise. Today, Gary enjoys sharing his poetry that he passionately writes with the goal of leaving this world a better place one word at a time. more…

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