Time is the most hopeful, dreadful, surprising, shocking, and can sometimes be a passive part of the lives we live.
We run …
We run in the morning.
We run to work.
We run to meetings.
We run to lunch.
We run here.
We run there.
We run home.
We run to get that one thing you forgot.
We run to dinner.
We run here before they close.
We run to get back home.
We run to get into bed to get more sleep before you run again.
Run. Run. Run.
We run until our hearts are pumping so fast in our chests that we start breathing harder and with shorter breaths with each inhale and exhale. All the while, our minds are trying to win the overwhelming game of running that we’ve created; the game of busy.
Busy, a unique term we place on our lives which impacts our thinking, absorbing, and how it’s expressed back out of our minds into our words and actions.
“Busy” changed running from an athletic action to an everyday term describing our spare time because we’re literally running between place to place, forgetting the true purpose of why we’re actually here.
Let’s start walking, breathing, siting, enjoying, observing, and existing.
It doesn’t matter which pace we select, running or walking, we’ll all meet our expiration date and that time could occur at any second. All the riches in the world can’t buy time which makes it the most unique gift of all.
Give yourself the gift of time through living a life full of gratitude. Gratitude creates a focus on what’s going on around us and within our minds. Breathe it in slowly and exhale with appreciation for NOW is all that we have.