My Thoughts: Don’t Take Time for Granted

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“Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die today” -James Dean

We as people tend to take things for granted, things like a home, a meal, a pair of shoes, even people. One thing we tend to take for granted but almost never realize is TIME. They say you don’t know what you have until you loose it but often people don’t even realize they are loosing time, that they are taking time for granted.

A friend of mine’s friend’s sister recently lost her husband. He was only 26 years old, was born with liver issues, had to do dialysis every other day, and died the other day of liver failure. 26. Twenty Six Years Old. This greatly shocked my friend who is 25 herself. Life presented itself as being very short at this point, it could be taken away at any moment.

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So why am I bringing this up? People with Multiple Sclerosis know very well that people take the most simple of things for granted and that everything should be appreciated, especially the smallest of things, but I think that even people with MS after some time can loose track of this. I know myself that I am slowly taking less and less care of my body in comparison to when I went into my first “remission”. I need to change that immediately.

We as people need to appreciate every moment we have here on earth because it’s true, our time here can be robbed from us at any given moment. This is not a reason to live in fear, but a reason to “Live as if you’ll die today”. Simply stated, make the most of every second you live all the while you “dream as if you’ll live forever”.

Don’t waste your time away, make every second count, enjoy and appreciate all the time you have. Take life in, enjoy the fact that you can smell the world around you, taste the delicacies of life, see the world and people you live with, hear the sound of a piano, the voice of a loved one, feel your environment, the warmth of your lovers hand. The little things are the most important, they are the things you miss most when you loose them, so take them in while you can.

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die today” -James Dean

7 Responses to My Thoughts: Don’t Take Time for Granted

  1. Good words here Matt. I certainly feel differently about things since I learned about living with MS when I came down with it and was diagnosed in Feb last year. When things are harder to do, you have time to spend thinking about what really matters and realise what you used to think mattered, isn't that important.
    Keep on keeping on, young man!

  2. Matt Allen G says:

    My sense of priorities have definitely gone through some drastic changes as well. "Keep on keeping on", I have only heard one person say that before lol never thought anyone else used that phrase, thought he was just making stuff up but yes, that's my life story along with many others, "keep on keeping on".

  3. Mai Khac says:

    I agree with you, not only just time, but do not take ANYTHING for granted.
    the beauty of MS is that we can see life from both sides and learn to love it even with the smallest things.

  4. Matt Allen G says:

    BOTH sides, I like that,

  5. ravinder says:

    its so true bro…."Living is a Lie nd Death is a True of Life"

  6. Matt Allen G says:

    Where is that quote from?

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