We’re obsessed. We run around meeting deadlines, making appointments, coordinating our day to the T to make sure we use as much of our time as physically possible so that none of it goes to waste. Yet, as we run from one place to another, focused on getting this or that accomplished we lose sight of time in general. We forget how it all started and how time is so preciously limited. Before we realize it, we’re going to be standing lost trying to figure out how we got to that point in life and what happened in between what we remember and what we now see. It’s easy, sickeningly so, to get wrapped up in what we’re doing, in the task of today, that we forget the little moments in between that matter.
People are searching, myself included, for shortcuts and tips on how to save us a couple minutes each day but the reality of the matter is that time is unattainable. It’s impossible to grasp and keep stored in our pocket for those days when we need a break or want to play catch up. I’m starting to realize that the trick to time is to appreciate it and value it each day. Scatter in between our crazy, busy, planned out and coordinated schedules leave a couple minutes here or there to remember to breathe. To look around and realize the beauty you’re surrounded by. To look up at the giant, restless sky and remember you’re not alone because someone, somewhere is staring at it too. To look in the mirror and say thank you because you’re still here willing and able to do what you’re meant to do.
I’m not going to lie and say that life isn’t full of roadblocks and potholes that trip you up for a bit but never forget that the possibilities in this world are limitless and although time runs on its own clock, never pausing for us to catch up, that doesn’t mean you have to let slip between your fingertips until its lost to the past forever. Make each second count, you breathe automatically now all that’s let is for you to live.