Have you ever sat there and thought about how life is moving so fast, you just don’t get how you’ve jumped from one place in life to the other?
I am looking at where I am right now and I can’t believe it – it feels like it was only yesterday I was in high school living life care free and getting on with whatever was thrown at me… but hey here I am now almosttt feeling like a full-fledged adult, working and getting married… trying so desperately to balance the different responsibilities that have come with it all.
But today a simple thought came to mind… I am so worried about getting to the next milestone, reaching the next goal or ticking the next thing off my list… I am actually forgetting to enjoy everything that is in between.
When you think about it – all these moments with family, with friends or other precious individuals, they’re not going to come back. Once they are gone, they are gone. Which is… sad.
I look back and I think of certain memories and I genuinely smile. I smile because I know made the most of those moments, but then there are others where I wish I had paid a lot more attention and just appreciated to the fullest.
There are things I wish I could go back to and just watch all over again, views I wish I had spent a little longer staring at, conversations I wish I could have again, just to appreciate that person and their passion a little bit more.
But then, I guess I could say that about a lot of things.
I wish.. I wish.. I wish…
So what did I tell myself?
Savour every moment. Every sweet occasion, every laugh, every deep conversation, with whoever it is, whenever it is, however it is.
Time is flying by! I didn’t really get what people meant by that but I am beginning to understand the reality of it now.
We don’t want to regret not saying certain things or not doing certain things with the people we love. We don’t know where we will be tomorrow, or where they will be tomorrow – we can only hope that if it ever comes down to us being apart, we leave each other with precious memories that when looked back upon… make us smile.