I read this quote the other day over on the Happiness Project:
“One lives in the naïve notion that later there will be more room than in the entire past.”
—Elias Canetti, The Human Province
I have been recently thinking a lot about time, and how quickly it can pass us by. So often I find myself thinking, “when this happens and when that happens,” impatiently waiting for things that are floating out in the future. Yet, I don’t seem to realize how many of these “this” and “thats” have already passed. Do you remember thinking, “Well, when I’m in HIGH SCHOOL I’ll be so grown up,” and “When I get to COLLEGE I’ll really be on my own” or “when I get that job” or “when I’m that age.”
Well guess what…high school is past, college is gone. You might not have that job yet or that relationship yet. You might not be where you think you should be for whatever your age is. Yet, just like the many milestones of our past, the hopes of our futures will arrive one day, as well.
Be encouraged today – enjoy where you are and the many stepping stones you’ve already tiptoed over.