How Much Time Do You Have?
by LeAundra Stewart-Boyice
Time! There is something unique about time. We feel that we have time to do most things throughout our day. Sometimes we wait until tomorrow to do those things we think we have time for.
The amazing and mysterious thing about time is that we never know how much time we really have. Time continues to go forward it never goes backward. The only thing we can do is look back at the time that we spent or the time that we've wasted. However, wasted time is also time that has taught us valuable lessons.
When I look back on the things that I spent time on that really didn't mean that much to me, it makes me think of the time that I should have spent on things and on people that really matters most. We begin to wish we had more time to do this and that. We begin to wish we had more time to take that trip, to start that diet, or to visit that a friend. Can you think back on the times that you wish you could have done something and didn't? Don't let that time pass you by now. Do that thing you wanted to. Go to that place you wanted to go. Spend time with those people you love because really doesn't last forever and you never know when the last time was the last time.
A year ago, I lost a dear friend to cancer. I called, I visited, and took the time to laugh with her. Donna was her name, but she gave herself the nickname "Her". I would like to share a poem with you that I wrote for her entitled "Her love" Time is not promised Neither is tomorrow Love is found in joy. Joy replaces sorrow.
She touched hearts in pain With comfort from her soul. A heart can be healed, It can be made whole.
Let Her love be your guide. Let it illuminate the way. Because tomorrow is not promised, Live Her love today!