Life gets in the way of truly living. We get caught up in the mundane, the same old thing, day in and day out and then the cycle starts all over again the next day. There comes a time when we need to reflect on our life and decide what the most important things are and make sure that we’re giving them priority in our lives.
“The way we spend our time defines who we are.” – Jonathan Estrin
Time and priorities go hand in hand. How did you spend your time this week? Are you doing those things that you promised yourself? I need to eat healthier, but it takes time to prepare differently. I need to exercise, but there aren’t enough minutes in the day. I get up too early, I work too long, then there’s dinner to contend with, and that’s if I’m not running to my son’s game, if that’s the case, then there really isn’t dinner at all. What does relaxing look like? I finally might get a chance to sit down and watch a t.v. show only to fall asleep part way through. So then it’s bedtime, to sleep, wake up the next morning and start the same vicious cycle all over again. Weekends? Ha, they’re just a blur. They come and go so fast, I don’t even remember having the days off.
Is this what true living is all about? Before you know it you’re looking back wondering, forget about the days or weeks, where the years went and what do you have to show for it? I’m reminded of how true Dr. Seuss’s words are, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” It’s time to change the priorities of our lives and make memories that we can forever hold on to, ones that will last us and our loved ones a lifetime.
Harry Chopin’s song Cat’s in the Cradle has always touched me deep down. It’s time for us to slow down, take time for God and make memories with our loved ones. Today is here and now, God has not promised us tomorrow.