I think every human has done this one thing. At some point in their lives they’ve wished for this particular thing to take place. I don’t care who you are or where you live, we’ve all wished time away.
1. I wish 5 o’clock would hurry up and come.
2. It’s Monday, I wish it was Friday already.
3. I have 5 minutes before the bank opens. I wish these 5 minutes go by fast so I can cash this check.
4. Girl, I can’t wait to go on vacation next month, I wish the day was already here.
5. I can’t wait till I’m a grown up. I wish I was 18 now.
There’s so many more ways these examples can be worded but I think you get my drift.
When we say these comments out of our mouths we are actually wishing time away, wishing our lives away. Our lives are already short especially when compared to biblical times. Some of the people in the bible lived to be over 800 years old. Most of us should reach 80-90 years of age and that’s if we’re lucky. There are some exceptions to the rule, I recently saw an elderly woman who was 105 years old walking with no cane or walker. Now she was a little slow and light on her feet but she did pretty well ambulating herself.
Let’s all take a moment to think about how many times we’ve wished our own lives away. Without even putting much thought into what we were really saying. I can’t help but wonder if I, while on my death bed, will regret all the time I’ve wished away. With this statement now typed and thought about I vow to take a pledge.
I, M.C. Addington, here by pledge to never again wish my life away by wishing time away. Even in the bad times because life will always have good times and bad times.
To fully and truly enjoy life we have to toughen out the bad times by living in the moment and remembering there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We won’t be able to appreciate the good without having experienced the bad.
Will you take the pledge? Leave your comments and/or questions below.
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