Time flies when you’re having fun.
Sometimes time flies and you’re not having fun…
Summer is winding down, the days are getting shorter. Soon, we’ll leave from work to home and it will be dark outside. The awareness of moments becomes all too real.
This summer was spent in work, in play, on vacation, busy days and not so busy days.
I’m more aware, perhaps more sensitive to the passage of time because I am getting older. Eric and I celebrated his 50th birthday in Maui, enjoying one of the best vacations ever. Relaxing, exploring, having small little adventures and recharging our batteries. We also learned a close family member is in a battle with stage iv esophageal cancer, it sucks because time becomes so much more precious when you know there is less of it to be had.
I woke this morning to learn one of my sisters very best friends unexpectedly passed away yesterday. There is nothing that takes that sting. She was young, still a newly wed, a kind and gentle soul and good human too. My sister, who is a fragile soul is struggling with time today. Why now?
But time isn’t our own.
Wether you believe in God, or Allah, or Buddha, or the Universe, or something all together different, or nothing at all, you learn time does not belong to you. We are travellers, all on our own road, all on the same road, our time is finite.
How do you use it?
So the question becomes… if we know our time is finite, we have no control of how much we have, or dont’ have; how do we choose to use it?
After my Facebook sabbatical, I am still amazed to see how much of our time is spent in disagreement, spent in anger, spent on idle and sometimes inane arguments. We spend countless hours posting the greatness of our existence rather than just experiencing it just for the sake of doing so, and not to see how many ‘likes’ we can get. Now, please do not misunderstand, this is not a soapbox rant, rather an experience with reality and my desire to spend my time in ways that are more meaningful. I hope you will to.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Teresa