We’ve all heard the cliché about time and how valuable it is as we read a topic surrounding it daily on every “basic” chick’s social media account.￼ Funny thing about a cliché is that it holds some truth.
So allow the basic-ness commence… as the funny thing about the time it is we think we have a lot of it. The problem with it is that we tend to waste it￼ instead of saving it and using it to give us the most to maximize our experiences on earth.
We take time away from ourselves and others when we manage a situation without time being a factor.
Each second you hear a watch tock away, it makes you uneasy. No one on earth enjoys hearing a timer as you know it will eventually go off. Instead of focusing on that we tend to think that tomorrow is guaranteed, that love will be there, that health will always be available, and that our days won’t expire for a great deal of time.
All great concepts but all false hopes.
Nothing is promised to us in 1 second, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, nor 1 lifetime.
My clock is ticking.
My time is valuable.
My heart can only handle what it can.
My body can only manage what it can as it can.
My soul can only connect with equal souls.
Ghost on anyone that has wasted my time.
Bounce back with my heart.
Practice patience with my body.
Listen to each second as it ticks past and be sure I’m exactly where I want to be with the best people for my heart and mind. If I’m with them and it’s not right, I have to accept that I’m wasting their time as they’re wasting mine. The only second I have just passed, the yet is to be lived until it isn’t.
We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.
Photograph: Allison Myers
Location: Central Park
*Spent time with her, my mother, and son in NYC this past weekend.
It’s remarkable what time tells us if we’re willing to hear it.