Time Is A Gift, So Make The Most Of It

Time Is A Gift, So Make The Most Of It
Priscilla Du Preez

It’s true when they say the best things in life are free. In fact, the freest gift this life has to offer is often the most underrated & overlooked gift of all.


Have you ever opened a dictionary and actually looked up the definition of time? To my surprise the definition didn’t align with my original thoughts on time. Typically, we think of time as a measurement of minutes or hours, when in fact time is much more than a measurable thing.

Per the online dictionary:

“Time- the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.”

Without time, we wouldn’t be able to exist, we would just “be”. To exist is much more than a physical being. To exist is to progress throughout life and to constantly evolve as a being and to learn from our existence each day by taking into account that our time to exist will eventually run out.

I’ve come to realize with age that time only seems to speed up, rather than slow down or remain at a steady pace. The days that felt as if they lasted weeks go by in the blink of an eye. The vacations that seemed so long that you couldn’t wait to get back “home”, now never feel long enough.

See the thing about time is that it actually never slows down. It always remains constant. We cannot control time and the fact that we only have 86,400 seconds each passing day, but we can control how we use our time. We can control how much we exist, how much we evolve with time, and lastly how to stop waiting for the right time to take advantage of life’s most precious gift of all.

There is no “right time” to start existing. There is no “right time” to learn from our past to create better futures. Time is a continued progress; therefore, the right time is always in the now.

So, stop waiting for the “right time” to make a change. To tell someone how you feel. To start a new chapter. To spend more time with the ones that mean the most to you. Stop waiting for the right time to simply learn to appreciate the free gift we as humans have been given and often do not appreciate enough.

With each passing day, with each passing second, with no action to exist, you will let time slip through your hands faster than you can blink an eye and be stuck in the past or present.

After all, according to the dictionary time is not a measurable unit. Time is a continual process to create constant existence.

So, start existing. Start creating the right moments, rather than waiting for what you believe to be the right moments, because before you realize that there is no such thing as the “right time”, you will be indefinitely stuck living life just “being” in the present, rather than progressing towards the future.

You might not be able to control when the sun sets or rises, but you can control & learn to take advantage of the greatest and most free gift life has to offer, Time. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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