“A portion of another email, author unknown:
Time is like a river. You can’t touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.
To me that is so very meaningful. Time is our most precious commodity yet how highly do we value it. We scurry about our busy lives often complaining of not having enough time to get everything done in our busy days. I wonder though with that do we value the time or are we just using it up as we frantically speed though our day. How often have we all heard comments like, I just don’t have time to play with the kids. I just don’t have time to relax and read a book. I just don’t have time to get away to visit parents or family in general. To each of those statements I would reply, YES YOU DO!!! It is simply a matter of choices, of setting your priorities. Sounds easy doesn’t it but we all know it is not. It takes work but it can be done, if we really want it.
Another quote from that same email:
“First I was dying to finish high school and start college. Then I was dying to finish college and start working. Then I was dying to marry and have children. Then I was dying for my children to grow old enough that I could go back to work. But then I was dying to retire. Now I am dying and realize I forgot to live.
Please don’t let this happen to you. Appreciate your current situation and enjoy each day.”
Life is a journey that I often refer to as the highway of life. Each day of our lives could be seen as one step in that journey. None of us know how many steps we have in that journey, that we have no control over. How we spend each of those days is something we have some control over.