Time… it seems to be the remedy for an infinite amount of adversities in life, yet it also can be the problem itself with most. Let’s start here…
What is time? Time can be defined as, “the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future.” As people, we seem to be entitled to time, we believe we have all the time in the world to do the things we love or be around the people we love. We push things off because we figure we have “time” to do it later or we push people away because we have “time” to apologize later. What happens when time is no longer an option? Anger? Unhappiness? Loneliness? Frustration?
We constantly stress about things out of our control, we don’t laugh as much as we should, we don’t say “I love you” enough, we don’t love ourselves like we could, we don’t apologize and we sure don’t forgive as we should…. I say “we” due to the fact that I too have experienced these things and still do. I find myself stressing about things that won’t even matter in a year or so…. I catch myself saying things such as, “Oh, I’ll call her back tomorrow.” Or “I’ll stop by one of these days to see you.”
It’s a difficult term to come to and a hard pill to swallow, but time on this earth is not guaranteed to anyone….We’re adults, we’re busy I know, however, believe me when I say time has a funny way of slipping away and before you know it, it’s not on your side anymore. Make time for the people who are near and dear.
Stop talking yourself out of opportunities because you aren’t “ready” if half of us waited until we were ready we’d still be waiting.
Coming to terms that tomorrow isn’t promised can help shift a change in one’s perspective.
Live in the moment—Love while you can, learn while you can, laugh while you can, forgive often, and make time for the people who matter. If you miss someone call them if you love someone tell them, if you did something wrong apologize, if someone did you wrong LET THAT HURT GO….Don’t take anything for granted and cherish your people while they’re here.