One day ends and another begins, we either remain stagnant, move backward, or move forward.
Choices based on a variety of variants, some malleable and others more difficult – but easy or hard it’s about decisions made and how we respond, goals and responsibilities or the lack of them, what we’re willing to invest as individuals.
Stumble and we fall, when we do we can either remain prostrate bemoaning fate or rise and forge ahead with a clear understanding that time waits for no one – it eternally marches forward and like it or not we are either captives or participants.
Time can be an enemy or a friend – we plant a seed and in the passage of time that seed either comes to fruition or doesn’t to our benefit or our detriment – an immutable law irrespective of the nature of the seed.
At times the soil we plant in is difficult requiring a determined effort and commitment, other times we may be amazed at the ease with which our efforts are rewarded.
But difficult or easy nothing comes as the result of inertia or procrastination.
Those born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouth are far fewer than those born without, yet the silver spoon can be about more than materialism, it can be about balance and the comfort of good relationships, family and friends, being at peace with oneself, and if not having a surplus having enough that will contribute to these things.
The concept of enough is subjective and I don’t mean to imply being satisfied with merely having enough to traverse from one day to the next, which in itself can become a form of stagnation.
Rather to acknowledge that there are many who haven’t enough and never will, those who have less than ourselves, whose needs are greater and opportunities fewer, then to prioritize what we consider to be our needs and how to go about meeting them.
If we have an excess better to share, pay it forward, and perhaps the recipient(s) will at some point also arrive at a place in time when they too can pay it forward and a chain reaction will have begun with the potential to ease and elevate.
Change really does begin with the individual regardless of how cliche that may have come to sound, and while we as individuals cannot change every aspect of life, of our lives, there is much that we can.
Time – how it is squandered or utilized – something to think about.