Is it sad to have to move on, or is it just a simple fact of life? Going from age to age, we always have to leave things behind; that blanket our parents made us stop carrying around when we were young, those childhood friends we used to know that have since moved away, or that first house with the swing set in the back yard. We all have to move on. This is simply just a part of life. So what does this mean when taking our experiences into account? I think it means that we have to get the most we possibly can from these experiences. We have to learn to truly enjoy the lives we are currently living, because if we don’t, some day we will look back, and feel a regret and longing for these times.
Think about a friend in your life, or a process you are currently going through. Does it give you satisfaction? Are they enjoyable? Taking the idea of the friend into account – are you trying to enjoy the time you are spending with this friend as much as you can? When you are with this friend, are you spending the time as if you both have all the time in the world, or are you spending this time with the reality in mind that you probably won’t always have this person to be there with you?
Now I am not trying to be morbid or depressing. I am simply trying to help you come to an understanding that almost nothing is permanent. So it is our duty to try and make the very most we can out of all the experiences we are having. In life, we are thrust into experiences, and we also thrust ourselves into these experiences. Once we are in these experiences, we have a choice; we can choose to live in the moment, and enjoy the beautiful time we have been given with every fiber of our being, or we can choose to simply switch on to autopilot, and not really enjoy all that our lives have to offer us.
So next time you are out with family or friends, or are even by yourself in a beautiful place, take the time to enjoy the moment. Savor it, and make it last while you have the chance – because it is a blessing just to be alive. And while you are with these people you care about, let them know you love them, let them know how much you care about them, and how much they really mean to you. And then just enjoy your time with them. Because this is what life is really about.
Until next time,