The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time

It’s been a little while since I have written for my blog, and for good reason.

Or is it?

You see, recently I have become so busy in life, that I have to pick and choose the things I want to do each day. No longer can I flow through my day deciding what I want to do at the drop of a hat. I have to plan each day methodically to ensure I get everything done and stay on track.

But therein lies the problem. I have become so busy, that when people ask me how I am I just respond with, “busy”. But busy it not an emotion, it is an action, and a defeating one at that.

As we get older life gets busier. But does it have to be? Sure, we have more responsibilities, possibly kids, jobs, etc. But everything in our life is still a choice. You don’t HAVE to go to work everyday, but we choose to, because it pays the bills, that’s obvious. But besides the things you know you should and have to get done to provide for yourself and others, do you take any time for yourself, your family, your friends, God?

Before we get too far down the rabbit hole here, I will tell you the point of my story.

Today I attended a funeral & celebration of life for two young people in their early twenties. I did not personally know these two, but my boyfriend and I attended in support of their families. It was not an easy thing to sit through, listening to family members speak on behalf of their lost loved ones, it was impossible not to cry.

You see, listening to their stories made me realize, our time here it limited. These two young people were full of life and adventure…and it was abruptly ended. Every single one of us can easily face that same reality.

We may never understand why  things happen the way they do. But that is the promise of our life; nothing is guaranteed, and nothing is forever. At least not in this human form on Earth. There is a saying by the Buddha that goes, “The trouble is, you think you have time.”

And while we do have some time, do we ever stop and think how we are spending it? If we are consistently living in the past, or dreaming of the future, or so caught up in being “busy”, we are wasting our time. That time is precious, and it is time we can never get back.

The greatest piece of wisdom I took away from today, was live for today. We only have today, tomorrow is not guaranteed, your time here is limited. While I have heard that many times throughout my life, those words were never more true to me than they were today.

I never want to wish that I was able to hold someone longer, hear their voice one last time, tell them that I love them one last time, kiss them once more…

I want to know that I live each and every day, for that day only. I pray that I will never be worried about what might happen in the future or get hung up on my past. I want to tell the people around me, everyday how much I love them. I want to hug and kiss my boyfriend just a little longer, and spend quality time with my family and friends.

While God grants us this beautiful life, we all must understand it can be gone in an instant.

Love harder, hold on a little longer, make time for the important people including yourself, take chances, laugh, have fun, pray and above all – live for today.

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