Saturday, October 25, 2008

Time

Time is so taken for granted. We think we have it all. We are sure to live our lives on schedule, no interruptions, or stops. But this is so naive.

My friend Megan Baldwin died last night. She was my age, and I had known her since fourth grade. When I heard, it didn't click. It clicked in the sense that I cried and was sad, but...I still thought that I'm going to see her again in the mall, or when I go to her church. It didn't click.

So, when you think about that cliche, overused phrase, "Live every day like it's your last", take it to heart. Repeat it to yourself, let it sink it, and understand the magnitude of that little epigram. How would we change if we did just that? Would we care about most of the things we care about now? Would time seem so ready to be wasted? I think we'd become completely different people if we lived that way.

So watch the Time, my friends. Watch the Time.

1 comment:

Dorothy said...

OH, Bonnie! I am so sorry to hear about that! I know what it is like to lose someone dear to your heart. It is shocking when it happens and doesn't really sink in for a while. You often say to yourself, "I will wake up and this will never have happened." But reality checks in and you find yourself wondering why you keep living life as if we have millions of years ahead of us, as if we will live forever. We could die any day and at any time, life is too short to waste. Thank you for the reminder. We all need to hear this.