The riddle of life

HARSH REALITY: Time is not on our side, so invest it wisely.

YOU can make it, save it, be out of it or have some to spare.

You can be on it or in it; you can find it, lose it, keep, invest or waste it.

We have no idea how much we have of it and yet we continually measure it.


We live by it but have no control over it. Some can get it to fly and others try to kill it; but no matter what you try to do with it, you can’t stop it.

None of us have ever seen it, touched it or felt it but we all believe in it and fear being late for it.

Regardless of race, creed, nationality, heritage, political views, education or sexual orientation we all have it. It is undoubtedly the most precious commodity and yet even the most affluent cannot buy it and those with overwhelming power are humbled by it.

Without it we are nothing – it is the all ‘time’ equalizer.

Whether it is indiscriminate or otherwise, we have all been allotted a certain amount of it, to do with as we see fit.

A lot of responsibility apparently for some who seem to feel so overwhelmed by the enormity of the task in hand often avoid it altogether; reliving the past or dreading the future, rather than face the reality of the present.

But a present it is; our gift of life, a whole life-time to live, to be, to do, to create, to love, to question, to explore, to grow.

We may not know what for and what comes next, but that shouldn’t undermine the fact that we do know what we do have; time today, here and now.

As we also know that it’s a limited amount of time you’d think we’d be more time-wise and take advantage of every precious moment to really live our lives to the fullest.

However we waste years thinking we don’t have the time to be with our children, family and friends or to do the things we like or to help others; believing time is on our side, that we can leave it for another time.

However the harsh reality is that time is not on our side and has literally been running away from us since the day we were born, we just don’t have or take the time to think about it, until time starts to run out.

They say time is money, but what if it really were?

Perhaps we’d think more carefully about how we spend it and invest it so that when our time does come to an end we can rest easy in the knowledge that we had the time of our lives!


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