Thursday, June 19, 2003

Time waits for no one, so treasure each moment you have!

I believe that time is relevant - and relevant only to the current situation at hand. I am more abstract then linear, so a lack of time does not usually stress me out - I often find myself wandering (either distracted while on my way somewhere, or daydreaming in my head, which I am apt to do). Sometimes I sit still and purposely watch each moment go by, aware of everything that happens during that time. It's amazing what can fit into one minute. Ever quietly sat and watched an ant?

Lives are lived day by day, and therefore can change moment to moment. Each of our days are made up of many such moments. We can invest and utilize these moments as we please… inducing smiles from those we love, smelling the flowers, petting a cat, watching a sunset, or sometimes breezing too fast through already too busy days.

Each of our “yesterdays” are gone and past, how we spent them now a matter only of the memories that is our life, or have been our lives. We rush through each day, relentlessly towards each tomorrow, sometimes neglecting to recognize its mystery, the fullness of its potential, its promise of a new start. And one of our days, probably too soon even, we will discover we have no more tomorrows.

Time easily passes us by, and we don’t always notice because we are wrapped up in sometimes mundane things. We need to remind ourselves to truly live each day, recognizing the importance of each moment so as not to lose out on an opportunity to make the most of your day! Each moment is precious. Each moment is OUR life. Time is our most precious asset, and our greatest gift to give.

My friend Elizabeth sent this to me today, and it’s worth taking a minute to share with you:

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

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