Make your seconds count!
It’s unbelievable how quick time goes. I mean it was just the other day that we had our first baby and today my 4th baby is 2 already! Saying this doesn’t put enough power to the meaning of what I am saying.
We walked on a beach once, maybe about 3 years ago and the kids were still small and we only had 3. An old couple watched us from the sidewalk, they were sitting on a bench. It started drizzling and we ran off the beach towards our flat we rented for the week. They stayed, sitting, still watching. As we ran toward them to get of the beach, we were loud and laughing while screaming and playing, the lady stopped me basically and I will never forget what she said to me. She said: “please enjoy every moment, it’s goes by quickly.” Then she said, and this is what hit me, “it feels like yesterday that it was us on that beach with our children and now they are all gone.” I could hear sadness in her voice, not regret just longing, longing for those days again.
Isn’t it true that each year we get older, time does go faster and faster? Isn’t it true that we open our eyes and before we know it the day is gone and it is time for bed again? No matter how much we try manage our time, it runs and it never stops, not even for a second.
I don’t want to have regrets, I don’t want to run out of time and not lived! Not appreciated what I have, who I have, where I am….. I want to live every second and with every breath know if it is my last, it was a good one!
We don’t know when our hourglass will run out, and honestly I don’t want to know. There is one thing that I do want to know. I want to know I had respect for time. If we respect time, we won’t waist time because respect means you have a deep admiration for something or someone, and when you admire something or someone you don’t mess around with it. I want to own my time. I want to remember my time.
I am going to live my time to the full and never look back but always forward to the next second and try make the best of it.
It’s such a huge gift from God and this is why I am such a firm believer in huge birthday celebrations, because it’s a celebration of more time given to us by God. It’s a celebration of a gift that we can’t buy and we can’t create.
Make every second count and never look back with regret. 🕰 go do something amazing with your time today!