“You can always make more money, but when God Almighty says your time’s up, no amount of money or powers can buy you more time. Ask the Abacha’s; Ask the Rockefeller’s; Ask the Mellon’s or John Paul Getty… For all the billions they had, they could not buy just one more second of God’s precious time. Time is a gift, use it wisely – because when it’s gone, it’s gone forever.” – Terek Young
We kill time. We waste time. We save time. We rob and get robbed of time, we lose time, and we have all the time in the world. But no one of us is powerful enough to stop the march of time or slow it down or even know when exactly our time on earth will be up.
Time wasted and the time mismanaged|misused is irreversible. How often do we understand that we could use our time better, and regret that we didn’t spend it wisely? How often do we dream of how good it would be to amend things we did or didn’t do long ago or correctly? The older we get, the longer and thicker are the shadows of the past, and what’s important here is not holding on to them. We cannot turn the clock back, but we can do our very best today to make tomorrow a happier time.
We can start amending our wrongs, excesses, and doing the right things at the right time. When our time is up, no amount of money or power can bring us back to life to do the things we ought to have done when we had the time to do them well.