• Chantal Porter

The Value of Time- Heart to Heart...

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

The less of something you have, the more important it somehow becomes.

Imagine the last bite of a savoury pastry, amazing right? In that moment you wish it didn't have to end and you're also hopeful that you'll get another one at some other time. Sadly, it seems that we grow fonder of things when time starts running out. Time my friend is the universal currency. Once spent it cannot be regained in any form or shape. As a result it is always diminishing. But, how do we treat time as human beings? We have convinced ourselves that one of the biggest fallacies is true, "we have all the time in the world. " This belief is dangerous in more ways than one.

Life is such a beautiful thing! Sure it's filled with its ups and downs, but if we look closely there is collateral beauty in so many things that we face throughout our lives. Call me a dreamer, but I believe that my duty here on earth is to find purpose. Life isn't meaningless, it is thoughtfully designed with an end goal in mind. As we go through different life stages we must put our best foot forward and find our 'whys'. Have you ever wondered, what should I be doing with my life? This question is common among the thinkers of this world or people who genuinely want to make a positive impact on the lives of others. The moment you find your purpose however, everything starts to make sense.

Time is not the enemy

My friends, it's simple, if you're not living you are dying. Time is not your friend, but, it's not your enemy either. When we make excuses such as I don't have time to do this or I don't have time to do that we create a negative relationship with time. In doing so, we blame TIME for a situation that we spent TIME creating FOR OURSELVES. The victim mentality has never helped anyone, it only opens up a can of worms. A better approach would be to figure out how you can get something done with the TIME that you have.

I am guilty of complaining about how I need more hours in a day to get all my work done. The truth is, at times we all forget to be grateful for the time AND THINGS that we have.

Answer this simple question:

If you had just one day to live, what would you be doing?

I would probably be lying on a beach somewhere surrounded by friends and family without a care in the world. I would be keen on letting them know how much each of them meant to me and how much I appreciate everything that they have ever done for me.

What would you be doing? I would love to hear in the comments below.

Live your life on purpose. Show those around you how much they truly mean everyday. Things will change as you go through different life stages but once you find purpose you will be able to live fearlessly, help others and make a difference with the time you have left in this world.

Life is such a precious journey! We should cherish it and use it to help others along the way. My friends, if something or someone means the world to you, let them know. Do not expect people to infer that you love them from your physical acts, SAY IT. I'm not telling you to go out and be vulnerable with everyone you meet, but you should be able to share your feelings with those you call family. Do this to avoid the burden of regret.

I'll leave you with these words of encouragement:

You are enough, you are loved and you have purpose in this world. Share your light, love unconditionally and make your love known to the people you truly care about.

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde

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