Sometimes, we often think we have from here until eternity to accomplish some tasks. But then, we fail to remember that life is short and we are only here for a short while in the span of the universe. Morning fades, night falls daily, years also roll over and our lives are passing away.
Life is short, many are taken by surprise by the shortness of life and end pitiably because they are caught unprepared. Our mortality has reduced us to be time-dependent beings on earth. Every second that passes is a reminder that our end draws near.
We do not tell our loved ones how much we love them often because we assume there is always tomorrow. We don’t check on each other, thinking some other times will be a good time to do that. We procrastinate the kindness and goodwill we ought to show others as if we are custodians of time.
If there be any time to be good to ourselves and others, now is the time to do whatever we desire to do because tomorrow we planned and anticipated for may not come. Like the wave towards the pebbled shore, our lives hasten to their end. We must therefore appreciate every moment of our existence in this realm and make the best of it.
Making the most out of life, living every moment to the fullest should be our utmost pursuit. Often, fear, timidity, and procrastination are the identified enemies of purposeful and intentional living. Most times, we take for granted what matters in our lives. We assume a forever posture, deceit that we always can reach out, get something done when we are ready. How often, we lose the consciousness of time and the reality that it slips away.
Truth be told, we will not always be on this side of life. The window of life is open to everyone to ‘window-shop’. Shopping for the right things before the window closes is the most fulfilling thing we can do before we open our eyes to the other side of life.
Life has given everyone a fair opportunity. What individual does with time will tell whether or not meaning will be added to their living. We have a choice to make everyday count as if it is the last. Time will tell how much we harness the resources in it to better our lives.
Life is like a big mall. Many are unprepared in the mall of life and thus couldn’t see life as a gift to be valued and to explore to bring good tidings. We are not mere spectator, we are all major stakeholders but time will reflect how consistent some have been and how lackadaisical others are. Therefore, let us shop wisely in the mall of life so when the gates are closed, we would be satisfied we have all we needed.
Let us harness the advantage we have in time so we’ll not be disadvantaged with time. Explore, go on an adventure, make yourself happy, enjoy every moment with family and friends, serve God, lend an arm of help when you can, live life with all your strength and passion. Take the bold step in reaching your goals even if it will cause you to quit your unrewarding job, unworthy relationships, and any drawback that may put you in a disadvantaged position.
It will be disheartening to look back in time and discover things we ought to do but failed to do. Time will not always wait. The clock ticks, let us be awake to the realization of the truth that we’d not live here forever.