“You’ll never know the importance of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”
Like everything else in this world, time is one of the things we never have control on. Borrowed time, that’s what we all have. With all the hustle we experience from our everyday lives, we sometimes forget this simple truth. We act like we are always in a hurry to finish things, to accomplish great things for a secured future ahead of us that’s why we tend to forget the value of a moment–that the time we have now are moments never to be repeated again, something we can never turn back..
Let me share to you something that I hope, in the very least, could make you stop for a while, think back, and appreciate a moment.I remember the time a little before my graduation in college, we had a mass and the priest told us something that made a huge impact to me which up until now, I consider to be one of the passages that taught me one of life’s wonderful lesson: the value of time and every moment that we get to experience…
If you want to know the value of one year, just ask a student who failed a course.
If you want to know the value of one month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
If you want to know the importance of a day, ask someone who has a terminal illness undergoing palliative treatment.
If you want to know the value of one hour, ask the lovers waiting to meet.
If you want to know the value of one minute, ask a nurse in an emergency room trying to save the life of a critical patient.
If you want to know the value of one second, ask the person who just escaped death in a car accident.
And if you want to know the value of one-hundredth of a second, ask the athlete who won a silver medal in the Olympics..
We tend to worry about the future but sometimes forget the importance of the moments we have now. We think that there’ll always be a tomorrow that we can hold on to, but remember, every moment that we have now is like a luxury that no one could ever afford–that the ticking of the clock we hear reminds us that time is running, that at some point, it may stop. And once it stops for us, that’s it.
That’s why every moment that we get to experience is a blessing and we should appreciate it. We only live here for a while, so Smile. Laugh. Love. Feel free to feel whatever you want to feel. Give your best shot at everything that you do. Live as if its your last day on earth. It is never too late to start now.
So the simple things that we thought to be unimportant are actually the things that matter.
Doing what we have to, saying what we have to say, saying sorry to those whom we have offended or the simple gesture of reaching out to long-lost friends and distant relatives are just some of the things you can start doing to make living more worthwhile and make a difference in someone else’s life. This may seem like a LOOOOONG to-do list and advices, but hey, doing these won’t even hurt us. Instead, it will make us more at peace and happy with what we have at the moment, for we would never know when our time’s up.
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