Time passages…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a passage between 2 cascading cloud banks. As the sun set the colors once again muffled, but the beauty was there, as always.

As I sat this evening thinking about the day, I was reminded of the song Time Passages. there is a line in the song that says, “Years go falling in the fading light” and as I sang that song to myself, I thought about how years fade away so fast.

It seems like only yesterday that I held my daughter in my hand, and now I have a grandson from her. It seems like only yesterday that I spent time working so hard to be a professional, only to find that I already was. It seems like only yesterday that I graduated high school thinking about all of the things that I could have done. It seems like only yesterday that my sister and I moved every year and never seem to find any place to call home. It seems like only yesterday that my little sister joined my family and we started an amazing journey together.

There are so many things that slide away from us so fast that we should appreciate more but sometimes don’t in time. There are so many things going on right this moment that we should be sharing with others and we find our time slipping away.

Enough of that depressing stuff. Each day we define the day that we want. To say different is to give up our individuality and our ability to make decisions for ourselves. We need to take that responsibility and acknowledge that no matter what decision we make, it is our decision when it comes to our time. The moments will fly away from us so fast that they will be gone in an instant, but as we look at each day, we need to say I have done the things that are important to me and been with the people that mean something in my life.

I find myself in complex territory that many of you probably share. How do I spend my time wisely, and how do I ensure that the people I feel are important feel the same about me? Even more important, how do I ensure that my perceptions of situations are actually aligned with other people? How do you?

It is funny that I wrote paragraph after paragraph and just deleted them all. I am simply going to end the day with this. Once your time passes, it is gone. Losing a minute or an hour, or a day is something you can never take back and never justify. With that in mind, cherish the people that are important to you because, all too quickly, the time will be gone. This is perhaps one of the few things that are a constant in the perception of humankind, time passes, and time is finite.

so as the sun sets on another day, I hope you know that I appreciate you. Even if I haven’t met you and do not know you, I appreciate that you have taken some time to share a few moments with me. There are people in this world that will never see another moment of time and those people will miss out on all of the things they dreamed of yesterday. Let’s all live our best life today and let people know how great they are, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and howdy out there…