What do you see?
I see time. Others may see a diamond watch. I read, “Some women want the diamond watch, others value the time.” So incredibly true and not just for women but for everyone. It’s truly about perspective. Maybe it’s maturity or it’s life experiences that make me value time more. To me, the diamonds represent the material things in life. Each of those have a value placed on them. Then there is time. Time is a truly priceless gift.
If you think back on memories, is it the material possessions that make you smile or is it the person linked to them? In my happiest of moments, they are all about the people, not the things. Why? People can invoke emotions that stay with us long after beauty and material things go away. The time people invest into our lives is time they never get back themselves. When we ourselves truly value others, we make time for them as well. We each have a set amount of time and can never get more of it. Each of us is given 24 hours in a day and who we choose to spend it with and what we choose to do with it says so much. So the time we give to and get from others is the greatest gift ever.
Looking back to some of those memories, there was nothing fancy involved. It was merely the company I was with. I have smiled more walking on the beach with friends or chilling at a park than I did when I actually got diamond earrings. Now that’s not to say that I wasn’t grateful, but even I will tell you I don’t remember the details of the earrings as much as I remember those walks. Lesson learned, time is the greatest treasure we have in this life. Time is guaranteed to no one. One more thought I read, ” Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life.” More often than not, we always wish we had more time than more things. As our children grow, we wish for them to stay younger for just a little longer. When a loved one dies, we wish for even just one more day. We wish for more time with those dear to us so use your time wisely. Make memories with people that make you smile. Be with those that treasure your time as much as you do their’s and live a life with no regrets. The time we spend with others makes us richer than any diamonds ever could.