The Value of Time
"Don’t squander a single second. Perhaps, even more importantly, don’t waste time regretting the time you squander or lose."
Time is the most valuable and finite commodity that any living thing has. Think about it, everything – you, me, people, plants, animals, even the Earth itself – has a limited and set amount of time. From the moment we come into existence, we begin an inevitable march to a final end. Even the age of our solar system exists in but a minute of time within the context of the history of the universe. The average human lifespan does not even register on that clock. With that said, in many ways, time is the very definition of life itself.
Therefore, treat it as it is – the most precious thing in existence. Don’t squander a single second. Perhaps, even more importantly, don’t waste time regretting the time you squander or lose. Instead, look to how you are going to use this very moment to do something… Anything. Enjoy a simple breath, or make a memorable mark. Don’t worry about the next until the next comes along. This moment is far too important.
clipped February 21, 2011