As I think about the concept of time, some granules of sand pass through quicker than we would like to see. We can stand there trying to hold back the oncoming, inevitable force or realize how much it emphasizes each day and moment. Why not take that for the sign that it is and get moving one way or another? I know I sometimes break into cliches but some still speak a fair bit of truth. We only have a limited amount of time on this earth. You and I both know this, let’s not kid ourselves. But how often do we truly acknowledge that fact and then flip it in our favor. We are still breathing in those precious breathes of air. The clock has not quite reached midnight. Sure, where I am at right now it is far easier to say this but how do we value the time and life that we are given? After a long day’s work it is all too easy to kick back, do nothing, and repeat the cycle the next day forward. Hell, throw a pebble into that lifeless pool and see what happens, you may even surprise yourself. This all doesn’t mean you have to fly halfway across the world to achieve it. Each and every one of us is unique needing and wanting different things to make our lives feel whole. No longer should we say to ourselves that time is on our side to later realize our dreams. I am not requesting random abandonment of our lives but to make the steps towards our ultimate goal, whatever that might be. It goes beyond the proclamations for this or that to eventually occur. It means action and lots of it otherwise the all too easy obstacles start to gather across our path. As young as I am, I still can’t believe I am already twenty four years old. Even I wish I could go back in time to relive some of my younger years and possibly teach young Anthony a lesson or two about life but that youngster has already grown up and must take the lumps and bruises from previous experiences and learn from them because at the end of the day that’s all we can do. I hope to do right by those hard earned lessons by making the most use out of them before my time comes, which can come at any time, so why wait?
Lessons Learned While Globetrotting (Part 8)