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Fleeting Moments

I have learned that life is to be lived by the moment, by the present emotion experienced. Accomplishments may or may not be achieved and love sought may or may not commit, but the laughter, the sheer happiness and even the searing pain are what memories are made of. Are what makes or breaks us, build our strength and test our faith.

If I have learned nothing else in life I have learned this: “It’s not the destination; it’s the journey.”

It may be cliche, and it may sound so simple, but for people like me who are alwyas racing to the finish line, always trying to attain bigger and better achievements with little patience for all that lie in between, it was a concept I could not quite grasp.

I have been on a mission, a mission which began to take shape in my young mind more than ten years ago (present age: 24), and since then my vision have been tunneled with this primary goal hovering at the end.

But as they say, “Things don’t always go as planned.”

Dreams were deferred. Then revised. Then shelved indefinitely.

Depression set in.



Then a light was shone from somewhere and I began to realize the life I was missing in exchange for a life I wanted but could not attain. It just wasn’t what God wanted for me. Better things awaited if only I was patient with the journey to get there. Faith began to replace doubt and I realized that I am not in control. The best I could do was enjoy the ride. The stress that accompanied the need to achieve one singular goal after another was no longer mine.

With that stress shedded and the pressure relieved, I have found perfect love and true happiness, and in that I have learned:

Our lives are but a grain of sand in time.


One Response

  1. Mannnnn I feel you. It usually takes for me to go through a period of self- reflection in order to arrive at such thought similar to yours….

    but as I do, I ALWAYS realize that Faith played or would have played an important part in all decisions.

    Good stuff.

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