Thursday, July 21, 2011

Guaranteed Moments, No Refunds

Guaranteed Moments, No Refunds

Our days are made up of hours, minutes, seconds, and nanoseconds. A nanosecond is one billionth of a second. In other words, your days are made up of moments, a brief period of time in the present. Think about all you do during the day. Think about all of the things you do that you are not even conscious of. Many of our reactions are automatic. We generate a lot of thoughts in our mind without a second of pondering. Sometimes our thoughts just present themselves because of our habits and the way we live our lives. And there’s your moment.

We are not guaranteed tomorrow or the next three minutes, for that matter.  While we are here on this earth, the only amounts of time that are for certain are moments. The only downfall to that is we don’t get refunds on them. We can’t take back things that we have said or wrongs that we have done. We aren’t able to go back in time and do something we should have done; that moment is gone, never to return. Our habits can take our moments from us. But if we train ourselves to think, speak and respond in positive ways we can make our moments count.  Sometimes, we can get so wrapped up in the tasks at hand that we can forget what is really important. We can make a difference in our lives, as well as the lives of others. We can do that by consciously reacting and not letting our subconscious determine the value of our time.

Whether we are well or sick, rich or poor, alone or in a crowd, making each moment count is all that matters. So the next time, you are given the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and do something extraordinary, take it. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for.

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