Sunday is an important day for me. It's the day that makes or breaks the week ahead. I usually take care of laundry and other household chores, catch up on sleep and get my things in order for the days to come. One of my jobs the other day was to organize the files on my computer and sort through email. During this process I found a bunch of pictures that I had taken over the years. I had a nice stroll down memory lane recounting the places I'd gone and things that I'd done before arriving at the (obvious) conclusion that time whizzes by far too quickly.
The infernal march of time is one of the few things that treats us all as equals. Time does not care about our fortune or misfortune. Time is unaware of our hopes, dreams and aspirations. If we don't make good use of our precious seconds on this planet then the only thing the passage of time marks is time lost. Let me tell you, with all of our responsibilities the days are just packed.
So what am I getting at here? I'm suggesting that you take a second to breathe, to savor the moment, to smell the proverbial roses. Earlier this month I turned 26 and I spent most of the day ruing the fact that another year had passed and I wasn't exactly where I wanted to be in many aspects of life. I realized that this was a pretty lousy outlook because life is, and always should be, a work in progress kind of thing. As soon as you settle into complacency you stop experiencing new things which means you stop living (a fate that is far worse than death itself in my opinion). I have been blessed with a number of positive experiences, relationships and opportunities thus far and I'm sure you have too. These are the things that have gotten us to where we are now and will help us get to where we're going in the future. Next time you feel like your life is getting out of control take some time to get centered. Life is both good and bad, up and down, sun and rain, yin and yang. You've gotta have one to have the other. Just remember to breathe.
Taking a moment to admire the view atop Mt. Lukens during a recent mental health day.
*run 200m after each round
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