Robert Scott

Fifty-five miles per hour is the average speed limit. With many people now living on the road for work and other various reasons, that means our lives virtually move at the same pace.

As such, we are all in a hurry, and often do not take the time to slow down and enjoy the time that we are in. Instead we are constantly looking forward toward the future. This is no way to live.

If we are always looking forward, then we never take the time to live in the moment, so to speak. We often miss the most important things in life, and substitute them for trivial things that won’t mean a thing to us in the next year.

One thing we need to take into consideration is that no one lives forever. As such, we all have relatives or other people we dearly love and cherish. In the blink of an eye, that can all disappear. If we spend each day rushing around in order to keep pace with the world, which is spinning ever faster, then we run the risk of missing out on time that could be spent with these people. That is the last thing we should do.

I lost my grandfather on a crisp March morning 11 years ago. I had spent much of my childhood walking through the woods with him, or going fishing. As such, this was a devastating loss for me, and that was when I really started to think about the inevitable. I decided from then on that I would make the most of every day I was given with those that I love.

School did kind of put a damper on things, but I never stopped thinking about them. In fact, I even added a few more people to that list.

I guess what I’m trying to say is never take time for granted, slow down and enjoy what’s right in front of you.

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