Time

Time—

• A four letter measurement of activities taking place; the hours, minutes and seconds that pass

Time elapses as I drive around, or lay sound asleep in bed. It continues as I run on the treadmill at the gym, and while I write these words. Conscious or not, the clock is always ticking. Time is inescapable- it will eternally exist. It surrounds us with every breath we take or move that we make. Time does not stop for anyone. It continually proceeds as we carry out our lives. Time that has passed is permanently gone, never to return again… so why do we repeatedly take time for granted?

How often a week are you praying for class to be over, yearning for it to be summer, or complaining you’re not 21 yet? Do you dream about fast forwarding to your college graduation, your fairytale wedding, the start of your family? These may not apply to everyone, but for a 20-year-old college student like myself they’re pretty relevant. Countless minutes of my life have been spent wishing that I was somewhere else, anywhere else. But what’s so bad about here? What’s so bad about right now? Absolutely nothing. You will never be younger than you are in this exact minute. Embrace this. You will never get more than 86,400 seconds in a day. Make all of that time count. Remind yourself that once that day is gone it’s never coming back. Make the most of what you have and appreciate the precious time surrounding you at this very moment.

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead.”

“We’re all traveling through time together, everyday of our lives. All we can do is our best to relish this remarkable ride.”

“You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast.”

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  1. “I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it.” The Sound and the Fury

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  2. So refreshing to see a younger person realizing this!
    I had a talk about the futility of wishing your life away recently with a 9 year old family member who could not wait to turn 18 and be allowed to drive a car. I cannot help but wonder if it is this habit that makes time appear to speed up as we age….

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