Our time comes. And our time goes. For me, the last several years of my life seem to have gone by way too fast. That’s why when I come across certain things that bring back memories of when I was younger, it can make me feel sad. I loved the TV show The Munsters as a kid, but I had no idea who this woman was, other than an actress who played Lily Munster. She had a long and successful career before that role, and I think she is a very beautiful woman. She passed away over 10 years ago and I didn’t think much of it until seeing this. Time marches on with or without us. And I want friends and family to have fond memories of me when I’m gone. Feeling that my life is going by too quickly helps me behave in ways that I believe will do just that.
Sometimes when I’m feeling down it’s because of time. Not the time we keep, but the time we have while we’re here.
When I think about the people I love. My friends and family members, my wife and children, and especially my grandchildren. It saddens me when I realize that the time I have left to spend with them keeps growing shorter.
I have been fortunate to use time to right any wrongs I’ve done, to grow as a person, to learn to love myself, to see the best in people and love that part of them. And despite the sadness I sometimes feel, to be happy with who I am.
When we experience sadness due to realizing how short life is, we can use this realization to help us live in the moment, be a better person than we were before, and to love others.
It may not make the time we have to spend with loved ones any longer, but it does help us appreciate the time we have with them, and enjoy our lives more while we’re here.