It seems like only a lucky few are privy to life. Really living, not mearly existing.
As we are born, we are given a gift of life. God graces us with this gift because He thinks us worthy. As todlers, this gift gives us hours of entertainment. Learning in bounces and leaps and sometimes falls and scrapes. But we live life to the fullest and everything amaizes us.
Then we become teenagers. We stop seeing the world and life as a wonder and a gift. Our priorities change and our sences grinds to a halt. We seem to be in agony. Its hard to get up in the morning, we rebel against everything. We become over dramatic, over sensitive and selfish. We cocoon oursleves into a zombilike state and pour oursleves into nothingness. Caring only about oursleves. Life is hard and unforgiving, unfair and SO NOT worth the hassles. We cannot wait to grow up so that we can stop following the rules thrust apon us by our unloving parents. Then we can go out, do what we want and say what we want. Screw everyone! If only we knew then what we know now.
Teenage hormones forgotten, we grow up into healthy young adults. FINALLY! What an amaizing time of our lives! We get to make our own decisions (not always the wizest, but our own nevertheless), drive our own cars (which our uncaring parents bought....I might have been a little harsh about that statement *shy face*), we can go out with friends till all hours of the morning, we don't even have to come home. Clubbing, trying new things (some good, some bad). We are so caught up in ourselves and the future just waiting to be discovered, we have long forgotten the gift entrusted to us. Some of us will not live long enough to see the future, this stage of our lives we seem to be wreckless and we seem invinsible. What can go wrong? We take every day for granted. Having eyes but not seeing. Having ears but not hearing.
From here on end, the years start to fly by. Between building a career and raizing a family there is not much time to ponder the gifts of life, only the survival of your small little family that you struggled so hard to protect all these years. You can sometimes catch glimpses of the gift you forgot about long ago, in the joyfull faces of your small children, but it slips away to soon.
We grow old, some graciously, some not so much. Some of us have lost our partners and are left with our memories of when we were invinsible. All the regrets and heartache of things not experienced. Now we see our children and grandchildren and pray that they will be spared the hardships you had to endure along the way.
And then one day our eyes open to the truth. We realize that we had a wonderous gift. We missused and abused it, took it for granted. We did not SEE life. We mearly existed from one stage of our lives to the next. NOW we SEE and we wish for more time to appreciate life. But alas, time waits for no man. So one sad day, we will not be opening our eyes to the beauty of this life and be gone from this earth.
Do not let your gift fade away amidst the hardships of life. Appreciate your gift and live life to the fullest. Everyday is a miracle. LOOK and you will SEE. Be still for moment everyday, and you will see, there IS enough time in the day to live, enjoy and experience life as it was meant to be.