How do we invest in time? Time seems to be a cycle of the past, the present, and the future. Time is a cycle of learning, education, mistakes, knowledge, and finally wisdom.
The past is the place of our childhood, a time of learning. It is when we take our first steps, say our first words and hear our first stories. It is a time to gather knowledge, to acquire skill sets and to realize others are there to guide us, to protect us and to send us to make our way in the world. The past is where we invest in our tomorrows and acquire the tools that will help us progress upon our journey of experiences. Lastly, it is where we keep our memories.
The present is dynamic and full of energy. It is a time of actively engaging in our creation. The present is actually a pause, a moment between all of our past experiences, our history and the realization of defined passions and inspiration. It is a moment of pause before we spend our investment in time. It is what we have saved up for putting away a little bit each moment of each day.
The future is where we spend our investment of time. It is a time of fearlessness where we step into the void trusting that we will safely land on solid ground. It is where we go forward with confidence, learned knowledge, earned wisdom and feel the excitement of our adventure. It is a place where we realize our love and passion for what we do.
The future embraces all of what we were, all of what we are now and what we can be. It empowers us to bring about a better day and an even better tomorrow.
Point Of View
While I will always cherish my early life on the old dirt road, it is a place I left behind to guard my memories. I often go back if only to remember. I would not trade the innocents of my childhood for the responsibility of what I do today to make a difference in someone’s life or the joy of watching a dog find a forever home. I would not walk away from my ability to pay it forward and to give from what was given to me.
If each of us would do one small thing each day to lift someone up or a random act of kindness, it would be like rain on a still water lake. It would send ripples across life.