Have you ever wondered where the years go? Has it ever crossed your mind that the older we become, the faster they appear to rush on by? I have always maintained that youth is wasted on the young. I didn’t really need youth when I was a kid, was too busy getting by at the time. I need it now. All joking aside though, the sands of our time are indeed, running out.
It’s now 2013 and I have been on this planet more years than I care to mention. Looking back, I can hardly believe time has passed by so quickly.
We live in a crazy world though, wrapped up in the latest technology, twisted wrecks of the world we live in. It’s all computers, social media, web cams, iPhones, online gaming, touch screen cell phones, cinema 3D smart TVs, wireless direct, sound cylinder portable Bluetooth speaker systems, GPS systems, camera surveillance systems…every system you can imagine. It’s all about keeping up with the latest fashion trends, hairstyles, exclusive shoes; fashionable accessories, speed dating, fast cars, fast food, indigestion, rushing to work and hoping to beat the traffic.
Surely it hasn’t always been like this. Surely we are destined for more than the rat race we are in right now.
It’s 2013 and within the comparative blink of an eye it will be 2014. But go back just one hundred years, to 1913 and then you realize that the world has changed far beyond our natural reasoning. Did you know that the first parachute was invented in 1913 or that windscreen wipers were made standard on all motor vehicles in 1913? How about that the first patented bras were invented in 1913? Brillo pads, stainless steel, the first geological time scale, even the crossword puzzle was invented just one hundred years ago, in 1913.
President Richard Nixon was born in 1913, as was President Gerald Ford. Burt Lancaster, Vivien Leigh, Jesse Owens, Danny Kaye, Jimmy Hoffa and Muddy Waters were born just one hundred years ago, in 1913.
It wasn’t all that long ago at all. How things have changed. Technology has taken us on some fanatical and seemingly unstoppable roller coaster ride. It might be a one way ticket, but sometimes it’s important to step off, step back, relax and live in the real world.
Sit back, read a book, write a verse, sing a song, smell a flower, catch up with old friends, take a walk, go for a run, slow down, calm down, loosen up, lighten up, look after each other, be grateful for what you have. You are so much more than the high tech world that suffocates you, worth so much more!
Life is wonderful, exciting, exhilarating, stimulating, thrilling…absolutely breathtaking as it is. You have to savour, appreciate and delight in it.
Wishing you relaxation and peace within.