I always hear people say things like…time sure is flying…wasn’t it just Christmas yesterday?… time goes by faster the older you get. It’s true. No matter where we are in lives time is a constant thing. If we are sitting at work it seems to crawl; if we are sitting amongst friends it seems to go so fast. It’s all about perception.
Human beings are also pros at procrastination. Always waiting for tomorrow, next year, once that bill is paid off…basically putting off living for “someday”. This mentality can really cause havoc on living a full life. People always use the term “busy” as their reasoning for not keeping in touch, for not having time for their friends and family. It’s an easy “excuse” that everyone has come to accept and use themselves. But what are you really “busy” doing? You might want to take some time to reflect on that. I hope you’re using every moment to it’s fullest potential.
Think about this…imagine a special person in your life that you haven’t talked to in awhile; imagine their faces, hear their voices, feel their embrace. Reminisce about the memories you’ve created and how greatly they have impacted your life. Remember how much they mean to you. In fact, you probably think about this person a lot and probably think about calling them often, but put it off. You probably think about spending more time with them, but there will always be more time, you say.
Now imagine…they’re gone.
I don’t mean on vacation, I mean they’re gone from this Earth. You can’t put it off any longer because time has run out. Makes you think right? Literally, this is how quickly someone can be there and then can be gone. There won’t always be more time and there won’t always be next year. There is now. Make use of every moment.
Nurture your relationships. Stop and play a game with your child. Pick up the phone and make that call you’ve been putting off. Drive over to see your family member or friend. Be present.
“Begin doing what you want to do NOW. We are not living in eternity. We only have this moment sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late”