Time Is Never in Our Hands

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Gone are the days where I was urged to eat, play and sleep by my parents each day.

 Childhood was such wonderful experience that quickly faded away. I now sit here wondering how I am suddenly in my early 20s trying to figure out what path I should follow.
 All I remember was running around like headless chicken on the dusty veranda in our small bricked cottage playing hide n seek with my little siblings.

At that time I never thought childhood would easily fade away. If I known maybe I would have never taken it for granted or give my parents such a headache by refusing to sleep.

Adulthood has hit all of us like a tonne of breaks. Decision making, responsibilities, priorities and the list goes on. Time is not ours; my dear friends. A child born becomes a teenager over night. We think we have forever to ask that girl on a date or follow that dream or pursue a course. But time is never ours. The minute you open your eyes, the clock ticks endlessly not waiting for you to decide.

My point is that time is never in our palms

When was the last time you strolled on social media checking through people’s profiles only to realize you spent three hours.

Perhaps, the time you were on a date enjoying every moment with that special moment only to check your phone to realize it’s time to say goodbye to get on your late bus home. Think of the times when you had to wait an extra hour after missing your bus because someone was walking slowly blocking you to get in time. An hour lost is an hour you will never get back. No matter how carefully we plan for every day, week or year, it is just not all quite ours to do with as we please. Some days, I am forever feeling like time is being ripped out from under me. At times it’s funny how we all revolve around schedules of time and it does nothing to accommodate any of us.

Now we all have the choice to change something about that. Perhaps, we could go steal back much time as we can and spend it with the people and hobbies that we love. Spend less time thinking and jump on to that cruise ship with your loved one and make memories. Stop checking your face book every ten minutes for a new notification but be wise with your time. Take that food course and learn one or two dishes you can be proud of. Call your parent tell them you love them before it’s too late. Time is not ours to spare.

Cherish your loved one and treat each moment with them special. Let your children enjoy each playtime as they will never be young forever. Be grateful for each day, year you live. Life is short. There’s never enough time to do what you want to do.

I leave you this quote to mediate on.

“Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since “the rest of your life” won’t last forever.”

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