“Do I wither and disappear, or do I make the best of my time left?”
It was a question by Prof. Morrie Schwartz, a character in Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, after he found out he had a terminal ailment. I love his character. He was a man who chose to make his last remaining days worthwhile by making himself his own study – how dying is. His remaining days were spent telling his friends about life and how his illness was taking over, even shedding every right he has including privacy.
Now, this is not a book review (because it’s pretty obvious I enjoyed the book). What I would like to share is the well known fact that we are all dying. It may sound morbid for many but let’s admit: We can never tell when and how it will happen. What we can tell, however, is how we live today.How can spend each waking moment?
Let’s admit, most of us would greet the day complaining how we need to get up and go to work, even how we seem to never have time for ourselves. Waking up seems to become a chore and life so “mundane” that having something different is “special”. There would even be times we would want to live a friend’s life and believe she’s lucky, while she secretly wants yours. We seem to have a hard time finding something wonderful in our everyday especially if it’s all the same.
So, how do you find something wonderful on something so “usual”?
Attending church activities recently has taught me three things: contentment, commitment, and prayer.
Contentment is being thankful for what you have. It is appreciating what is here and now rather than longing for what’s not… Nothing is permanent here on earth and everything will soon wither.
Commitment is giving our best in everything we do. It is using well and taking care what we have now; working on every detail of your job, enhancing your craft, spending time with your family, enjoying the company of friends, even taking care of your health, cleaning your home or doing charity.
Prayer is our communion with God. It is more than just speaking to Him but placing Him at the center of everything we plan and do. You are content because you know God has and will continuously provide you with everything you need. You stay committed because giving your best efforts is embracing the prosperity of God’s promise, especially acknowledging that each of us is living for a higher purpose…that we are blessed to be a blessing.
There is no such thing as luck, only blessings…
The same way there is no such thing as misfortunes, only lessons…
And as for time, we have all we need to make everything special;
Even on what many believe to be ordinary
Everything we do should be an act of worship to God: How we take care of ourselves, spend time with love ones, create opportunities, become productive. It always starts with a decision followed by an action – backed up with faith. It’s all about loving and really living life because we know we are blessed…
Now, how will you make the best of your time left?