Life is so very precious and time is a close second.. what we do on this earth matters, who we are not-so-much. When you think about the short amount of time that we do have on earth.. we must truly embrace those around us. Everyone has stuff going on…which should never influence your overall appreciation for being around to experience it… the worst thing in the world cannot be worse than not being there.
Each day when I wake up I am thankful for that reason alone. In addition many of those I care about do too! This is something that should always be recognized as the possibility of not waking up is always there. When was the last time you said… talk to you later and ‘later’ never came OR when did you have words with someone that you fully expected to repair later, yet, your opportunity to repair the broken fence never came? Take notice of what you say, how you say it and in some cases how it is interpreted, because you do not want to find yourself doubling back…wondering if that person truly knew what you meant.
A gun, knife or a sword are powerful weapons and yes, each one can kill… yet, words are probably the most dangerous of all. Although they may never kill and as the saying goes…. sticks and stones may break your bones, but, words… well, they are simply caustic, IF, used without serious consideration. Words are funny in that they can bring you up or tear you down… they can give you a warm feeling all over or make you madder than hell; however, when it comes down to it, you always have a choice as to how much you are going to let the words of another affect you. Remember… if that’s how you CHOOSE to feel… applies to words, especially.
I have said things that I’ve later regretted… and although I may be able to apologize and even be forgiven.. they’ve still been said and in truth, perhaps are still remembered. We need to make sure that when we say something we mean it and that years later we can still defend what it was that we said…. Although our perceptions, opinions and thoughts can change, we still need to be able to stand our ground for things that we’ve said in past. Sometimes the best time to respond, is when you’ve been able to truly think about what it is that you sincerely want to say rather than responding in the heat of the moment.
We only get one spin on this beautiful piece of rock… make sure that while you’re enjoying the ride that you do so with thoughtful words, clear statements and sincerity… as just like time, once something is said or once the minute hand has past.. neither one can be done over.