Its a reality that the world faces. How short life is. How short of an amount of time we have to spend with the people who are important to us throughout our lives. How short a moment is. As a sappy, hopeless romantic I am going to say, as said in the beginning of The Vow, “…these moments of impact, these flashes of high intensity that completely turn our lives upside down actually end up defining who we are. The thing is, each one of us is the sum total of every moment that we’ve ever experienced, with all the people we’ve ever know, and it’s these moments that become our history.”
This quote not only sums up how the moments of our lives are important, but demonstrates how quickly we move through them. The flashes of high intensity define us and who we are in the short amount of time we have. Who are you? Who will you be? Who do you hope to be? More importantly who do you hope you are to other people, those that you love? We all want to have an impact so we can make our short time count for something. In the long run will what you do matter? I think that people forget sometimes exactly the impact they are having. Maybe they do not ever hold a public office or their names do not make headlines, but do they have someone in their lives that counts on them? Do they have people that love them and know their inner self?
We are all part of each other’s history. Even if you never meet someone, you can have an impact on their life. I know this seems crazy, but you make decisions everyday that affect the people around you and their reactive decisions affect the people around them and so on and so forth. If we all live with love in our hearts and thoughts of others filling our head, we might just be okay. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” (Anne Frank) this includes giving time.
So use your short time here to make an impact. Take some extra time to spend with those who miss you while you are at work. Call someone you haven’t talked to in a long time. Realign your priorities and do all you can to live this short time to do small things with great love.