Suddenly I look back and those days are over a decade behind me. Weird…just plain weird.
When did time decide to speed up? We are halfway to Christmas and I swear I just put the tree up last weekend…
Time is precious, and time is a gift.
Time is far too often taken for granted. Have you ever wished you could bring "those memories" back?
Didn't you cherish them when you had them in the palm of your hand?
Or were you counting down the days until the next "high" in your life?
I will confess, and I have been known to wish my life away.
I have a count down ap on my phone that is always counting down those precious moments to something I think should be most important in my life.
What if I really knew the countdown to some of the events in my life?
The ending and beginning of lives.
Heartbreak and blessings.
Some would enjoy the idea of controlling time…I myself probably being one.
BUT…and with me it's always a big but.
Why can't we slow down, soak in the seconds that you won't have tomorrow.
Did you hear me? You won't get those moments back. Those days you ripped off the paper chain countdown to Christmas? They are gone. Do you remember those days of impatient waiting?
What could we have accomplished in those days?
Lately I have tried really hard to not wish my days away thinking about a future life where we move back to Texas, buy our first house, get an animal and raise some babies, all in the comfort of a big Texas back yard.
The American dream right? Not necessarily.
What if I'm living my dream right here, right now, in Albany New York?
I know I will miss it when life becomes that American dream turned hectic. I just know it!
I urge you to stop the countdowns.
I urge you to sit for even 15 minutes and soak up every single second.
Loss can happen in a matter of seconds so soak it up while you have it.
After all this soaking and rhetorical questions I hope you're saturated with a want to simply be still.