Gone, Gone, Gone.
Brothers & Sisters,
Thinking about time is an emotional rollercoaster for me. I’ve spoken at length here on how we should not dwell on the past, but it can be challenging to do so when something you are currently doing reminds you of something that happened in the past. I tend to look at my time spent with specific people in my life and try to make sure that if we were separated tomorrow that I would be ok with our time spent together. I think it is a fool's errand to dwell on not ever having enough time to spend with our loved ones. In a way, I look at it from the other way around. Time is a gift and each and every second is priceless, and I want to make sure that the time spent feels worth it. It usually does. So instead of yearning for more time, I appreciate the time I have right now and make the most of it.
Time is not a renewable resource for us. From the very moment of our birth, we have been dying and time has been the enormous wave slowly creeping towards the shore, only to crash and dissipate at the end. Before you know it, you will be asking yourself where the days, months, and years went and the answer remains the same. Time was always there; you just took it for granted.
In an extraordinary way time is a currency that we can choose how we spend it down to the second. The next time you tell someone you will do something tomorrow, think about why you are not doing it today. The next time you say to yourself that you will help that homeless person out tomorrow, think about why you are not doing it today. The next time you tell yourself you are going to start praying tomorrow, think about why you are not doing it now.