One Life, and What To Do With It

Last week I watched a film that moved me to ruminate on two things:

1) the preciousness of time, and

2) the value of human relationships

There’s only so long I’ll live before the inevitable happens. It’s easy to think, however, that I’m immortal and have forever to start or finish something, so I put it off. ‘Tomorrow, I’ll do this. Tomorrow, I’ll do that.’ After seeing this film though, a light bulb went off in my brain where I realized: every second, every minute, hour, day, COUNTS. It’s such an unbelievable wonder to be alive and breathing. I’ve taken for granted the moments spent lazying around and telling myself I’ll get to doing this or that…eventually. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying to work sleepless nights and stress-filled days in an effort to better humanity. It’s simply good to pause and see if what I’m doing is the best use of the limited time I’ve been given.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecc. 3:1

For one who doesn’t mind being alone for days drawing, painting, playing games, writing, etc, I enjoy independence to a fault, often neglecting to keep in touch with friends and family. The idea that it takes many times to hear the same thing before one understands it definitely holds true for me. This film was where it finally dawned on me. Relationships are valuable because they transcend time, but even time can be used to heal broken relationships. People matter, and while I’d rather avoid the mess of associating with them (this is rather selfish and arrogant, as I’m a mess as well), they’re extremely vital to journeying through life. You are valuable, beautiful, and loved. Treasure one other, and try not to be so hard on yourself.

I love to dream, and I love to create. We each have one life. Live it to the fullest. Here’s to making dreams reality.