The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers. Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses, but smaller families, more convenience but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense. More knowledge, but less judgement, more experts and yet more problems. More medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast. We get too angry, and stay up too late. We get up too tired, yet we read a little. We watch TV too much, and pray less often, yet we hate too often.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, and love too seldom.
We have learnt how to make a living, but, not a life. We’ve added years to lifeboat no life to years. We have been to the moon and back, but find it difficult to cross the road to help the elderly, or have time to meet the neighbour.
We conquer outer space, but not our inner selves. We have done larger things, but nothing better. We clean the air, but pollute our souls. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less and accomplish less.
We’ve learnt to rush, but not to wait. We’ve build our computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but communicate even less.
We live in a world with fast food, and slow digestion. Big men with small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes, larger houses but more divorces and more broken homes.
We live in a time with quick trips, disposable diapers, one night stands and throw away morals. We have pills for happiness, colds and flu, and pills that kill. The time with everything in the showroom and nothing in the stockroom.
We need to STOP and THINK.
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, for they are not going to be around forever.
Say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, for soon they will grow up and leave your side.
Remember to give a hug to the one by your side, for it is the treasure that you can share from your heart, and costs nothing.
Remember to say “I love you” and mean it. A kiss and a hug means a lot when it comes from within.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moments, for someday that person will no longer be there. Give time to love, and time to speak and to listen. Share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Learn to forgive. May you be blessed.