How much time do we have?

There are some people who will tell you we have all the time in the world. There are others who will tell you it’s hard to say how much time we have. Then there is a remarkable answer given in the movie [easyazon_link identifier=”B00XZ0230W” locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]School of Life[/easyazon_link]: “Not Much!” I think this is the most fitting answer of them all.

Here’s why:

My four-year-old says, “this is taking too long,” even if it is something takes a mere two minutes to get done.

My eight-year-old says, “that’s not too long, but it does feel like it takes too long.”

My twelve-year old says, “boy I see what you mean about time going by quickly.”

I myself say, “boy I wish I had more hours in a day.”

A person is who is fighting a life-threatening disease, says “there’s not enough time to love you.”

Time is a funny thing. When you’re having a good time it goes by so quickly. When you’re filled with worry or disappointment or being forced to sit idle then it goes by at a snail’s pace. However, we’re all given the same amount of time to do things in a day.

It’s up to us to use that time wisely. We are called to enjoy every precious moment we are given. We should shower others with love.

Speaking of love:

Love is a funny thing. Sometimes you don’t even realize how much love you have for a person until they are no longer a part of your life or even when they enter your life completely. However, even when you do love someone you can still make painful mistakes that never go away. Sometimes you’re not always given the chance to properly apologize and give your input on the situation. When that happens, all one can do is hope and pray that one day the person who is harmed sees the complete truth and understands and forgives you of your shortcomings.

People do grow up and change! God is a powerful God. He can help anyone to become a better person if that person allows Him into their hearts. I’m not saying just having God in your life is going to make you a perfect or even a completely 100% better person, but I am saying that he can help a person to see the error of their ways.

NO ONE can change their past mistakes. Nor should they be judged by them! A true apology should be done in person! There is no sense in looking back and holding grudges because all it’s doing is hurting you more than the person you’re mad at. I want to live a life filled with enjoyment and happiness.

As you can see, there’s not much time to get everything accomplished in life that we may hope to have happen. We have to treasure every minute we have and be sure to love with all our hearts while we can. Again, we’re only given one life to live!

As you go into 2016, it is my wish for you to strive to love every moment you have and cherish every chance you get to be with those around you without looking back. Life for NOW! Enjoy the little time you have to make new wonderful memories.

[tweetthis remove_hidden_hashtags=”true”]When it comes to our time to make our positive marks on others it’s “Not Much!”[/tweetthis]

Do you agree, there’s not much time left?

P.S.  If you haven’t seen this movie here it is:

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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

6 comments on “How much time do we have?”

  1. Wow, great thoughts. We toss around phrases like “time flies” and “Wasn’t she just born yesterday and now she’s in kindergarten??” But how often do we consider how we are spending the moments that we have today?

    • I’m glad you found this post to be thought provoking. I know that overall theme from the movie really stuck with me too.

      I’m so glad to see you stopped by and commented. I hope to see you again soon.

  2. I love this! I ponder things like this all the time. Time is indeed a strange thing. You never really know when your number will be called…or how long your loved ones have, so every moment should indeed be cherished.

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays

  3. Yes, yes, YES! You really never know when a moment could be your last. I try to remind myself of this every day. My family experienced a lot of loss in 2015 and I don’t want to regret anything if I were to lose any of them. It’s so important to make the time we have count. Thank you for sharing at #mommymeetupmondays.

    • I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Losing someone is never fun. It does help you to appreciate the time you have left with the loved ones here.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

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