This is a response to the one-word prompt “Borrowed” by “The Daily Post.”
Time, there is never enough of it least that is what I find. Never enough time to do what I need to do, and never enough time to relax when I do get things done. We all experience this, everyone does. Yet, at the same time, this fact has not been put properly into perspective. We all know that we struggle for time, yet we still take it for granted. Time is always moving against us it seems, but that need not be a negative.
When we don’t focus on the negative of there being limited time for us in the things we do; but instead focus on the positive, we realize that “you know what things aren’t really that bad.” Once we stop focusing on how much time do we actually have, but instead on the things that do get done or that we can do in that time frame, we realize that we actually can and often do get a whole lot done. A lot more than we feared we would when we were agonizing over the time.
In life, there is always going to be borrowed time, from the moment we are born to the moment we die. Yet, life is not about how much time we have in it, but about what we do with what we got. Every day, we as human beings seem to race against the clock to get as many things done as fast as possible before the day ends; when instead we need to focus on just what we are doing and how we do it.
Most importantly, when we actually realize that, in the grand theme of life we really are on borrowed time, it makes us no longer take it for granted, but to make every moment that we do have count; to mean something. Time is no longer just about getting as much done as possible, but about what gets done. In the end, that is what truly matters to us. Life is not about how much you do, but about what you do, this is true fro the everyday little thing as it is for the much more grand thing about what you do with your life, of what you leave behind. So the next time that you realize that you are on borrowed time, don’t agonize over it, but embrace it!