I remember being about 13 or 14 and I was talking to my mother about how I couldn't wait to drive. She laughed and said the words that I hear often in my head now. She said, "You are in such a rush! Time seems to pass so slowly for you. You can't wait to drive, then to graduate high school and then go to college. You just wait and see. After you get around 25 to 30, you are going to be surprised at how quickly time flies."
She was right.
It seems like just yesterday, we were all hording water and contemplating whether we should take all of our money out of the bank in anticipation of a possible Y2K disaster. Here it is 10 years later. We are a full decade into the new Millennium. Who would have thought? Where did the time go?
As we go into 2010, let's make a promise to cherish those around us and stop and smell the roses. Play with the kids and the grandkids. Get off work early and do something fun. Watch a sunset. Time flies and before you know it, it will be gone. So let's enjoy what we have, while we have it. Right now. The past is over. Tomorrow isn't here yet. All we ever really have is today. Think about it. There is a reason it's called the present.
Oh, yeah and one more thing...