Life Philosophy

Time a Friend or Foe?

Please correct me if I’m wrong,

But it seems like, once we reach 21 life picks up speed and warps us into the future.

Doesn’t it?

I remember when I was a child, how time seemed to last an eternity. My days lasted forever and time was more a friend than foe.

Fast forward into my teenage years, I couldn’t wait to be 21, but once I reached 21 my perception of time radically changed or maybe time mysteriously got faster.

Time was no longer my friend because time wasn’t the same, it just picked up speed as if it were in a race with me.

Me against time, is this even a race if times always the winner, every time?

Who will win, but time of course because it never stops moving forward and no one can turn back the clock to start over.

Strangely, it almost seems like time sped up to rush me through life and bring me to life’s final chapter.

It appears once we reach adulthood time for us changes and our year’s begin to fly by like minutes and seconds.

Before we know it, we’re married with children and then our children are all grown up and we’re questioning where did all that time go.

Perplexed we shake our heads in dismay with no clue why.

And we ask ourselves where did all that time go?

It’s just my observation, but after talking with hundreds of people over the year’s I’m definitely not alone in how I’m seeing it.

I guess I’m not crazy after all!

The moral of my story,

Don’t let Time drive you.

You’re behind the wheel, don’t make the mistake of putting life on cruise control because you’re going to miss Time’s purpose.

Make the most of every second of every minute of every day, living it like it was your last because it is.

Let’s be real with one another,

No one is promised tomorrow and that is why today is called the present because each day we wake up to is a gift.

Maybe if we choose to think differently about life and time, time will slow down enough for us to enjoy the remainder of our time here.

Lest you find yourself looking backward, wondering what happened and your regret turns your smile to a frown.

Final thoughts,

Maybe this change in time is God’s way of trying to grab our attention to remind us that our time here is limited and we all have an expiration date,

“Best if used by!”

Our life is like a vapor we’re here one moment and gone the next.

This I know with certainty,

You can’t go wrong by choosing to live each day like it was your last because then you’d be living life in the moment, enjoying the present you were just given when you wake up each morning.

Don’t waste your gift, unwrap it slowly and purposefully, enjoy every second by making the most of your present and you will never have to worry about living with regret.

Just think about it,
Bradford Lee Mace

By Bradford Lee Mace

Dad, Health & Fitness Enthusiast, Writer, Poet & Entrepreneur

One day a poem formed in my mind, it happened as a result of an experience I was going though. So I wrote it down and haven’t stopped writing since.

I’m not skilled in grammar and punctuation or even spelling, but I do have a gift for translating my feelings, thoughts and emotions into words, that people can relate to.

My motivation for writing comes from a deeply rooted desire I have to encourage and motivate people.

I know the loneliness, that darkness that leads a person to contemplating suicide, that was once me. I had no one that understood the pain, agony and darkness I was going through.

And that is why I write and share publicly, in hope that I might encourage another human soul needing desperately to hear, “There’s hope, you’re not alone in your struggle”.

I haven’t figured out everything, but what I have figured out I write about, and sometimes I bleed words turning them into poetry.