Christmas 2013, my Brother Ken was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 Cancer.
Given only months to live, we were lucky to celebrate his birthday together in June 2015.
He died two months later.
When someone you love dies, it puts everything into perspective. You realise, nothing else matters in life really, other than who you are with, and the love you give.
As the sand in the hour glass falls, and the days on the calendar move forward another year to 2019, what is it you still haven’t done yet?
What do you need more time to do, be or have?
One day it will be too late to; travel the world, spend more time playing with the kids, to write that book, take that study course or do that job.
Too late to find that relationship that you’ve always dreamed of.
And too late to tell someone you are sorry or that you love them.
Too late to be the real you, the person deep inside that you know you can and want to be.
And too late to live the life you deserve to live.
Now is the time to act. Today, this minute, is the only time you are promised.
Joan Rivers while she was alive, was once quoted as saying
‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present!’
The past is gone; the future is not guaranteed, but today, everything is possible.
‘No time’ – is an excuse.
‘Later when the time is right’ – Is procrastination.
Now is the time to act, before our fears of time running out become a reality.
Time Stands Still for No Man or Woman
It’s ironic how time only stands still, when something catastrophic happens in our lives.
Someone we love dies.
We receive a diagnosis from the doctor.
Our partner leaves us for someone else.
We lose our job or home.
Suddenly, it’s like we are frozen still in time.
For once, we stop being busy doing nothing, and become still.
Bewildered by how everyone else is still busy around us, getting on with their lives, oblivious to what is happening in our world.
Abruptly we wake from our dream or nightmare, crashing back to reality with an urgency, to do those things we always wanted to do, but just never had enough time.
We are all just waiting our whole lives for;
The time to be right.
To be ready.
To be old enough.
To have enough experience, knowledge, support, money or time!
But when is the time ever right?
When will it be the right time for you to follow your dreams, and live your life the way you want to?
What are you waiting for?
I welcome your comments on this topic. Let me know what you want to be, do or have, and when you think the time will be right or not for you, and why?
If you can hear that tick tock of the clock then, don’t let time take your dreams.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Best wishes Emma