Monday, October 29, 2012

Great Expectations

Have you ever thought that your life would really begin at a certain point?  For instance, when you moved out on your own, got married, graduated from college or finally started your career.  At that point life would really begin and we anticipate that it will be "perfect".  Or maybe you are always looking forward to the next step or the next big event.  I hear people all the time say things like, "once I make more money or have my debt paid off" then I will be happy or be less stressed. 

Years ago at a retirement party I listened to speech and the speaker asked the audience what their most valuable asset was.  Immediately your mind goes to the things you have that cost the most or to people in your life that are the most important.  The answer.....your TIME.  Everything in your life is replaceable to an extent, of course you cannot replace people but you can buy a new house or a new car or earn more money.  You can never get time back, so why do we wish it to pass or why do we waste it. 

Every moment is a gift and we should be good stewards of the time we have been given and not waste.  Instead of waiting for those big moments and feeling like life will begin at a certain point we need to treasure the everyday moments.  I believe life is in the everyday moments.  Enjoy each step or stage in your life because this may be all you are given.  Instead of just surviving and getting through the mundane, embrace each day.  Make the ordinary fun, slow down, absorb the moments.

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