Thursday, September 29, 2005

short on time

Last night I watched "Without a Paddle," during which an old man said something profound. He told the young men that money you can get back, but time, once you lose it, is gone forever.

It's a frightening thought, if pondered very hard, that this life is the one life you've been given the opportunity to live. All the bad and good things you do, go right on your spiritual record, and will affect your eternal soul. What worries me most is what a mucky muck I've already made of my chance.

Time is indeed precious. I've read stories where it was asked, "If you could go back in time, what would you change?" A common response is 'spend more time with people.' Tim McGraw wrote a song "Live Like You're Dying" which talks about someone who suddenly realises that he's short on time. He went on to live life to its fullest, "And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter, and I gave forgiveness I'd been denying."

I already know I will have much to regret when I'm dying. Each moment of time should be treated carefully, because you can't get time back.

Are you living life to its full potential?

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