If I Could Give You the Gift of Time

ImageIf I were to give you any gift at all, I would give you the gift of time.

Time is a fickle thing. One moment it’s there; the next it’s gone.

I would give you the gift of time. As time passes by, it can either strengthen or weaken your beliefs. It may make you forge new ones or even lose some. You will learn to stand firm and true to your beliefs. Because a man who doesn’t have his own set of beliefs can be easily uprooted in this harsh reality we call life.

I would give you the gift of time. As time passes by, you will form strong friendships. New friends will find you and the old ones will learn to cherish you. Some may stay and some may go but each one of them will teach you a valuable lesson. No matter how long or short the stay, the footprints left won’t fade away. Because only a fool would lose someone without learning something valuable in return.

I would give you the gift of time. As time passes by, you will value your health more and more. We’re not getting any younger nor are we getting a new body to replace our sickly ones. Don’t let your health deteriorate away with time. Take good care of it because our bodies are our temporary houses is this world. Without our bodies, we’d be as pitiful as an astronaut going to space without his suit.

I would give you the gift of time. As time passes by, you will need to bend along with the wind. Standing firm and proud may be good, but doing so all the time isn’t healthy. The immovable, big oak tree will fight and fall against a strong wind but the flexible reeds will let itself be carried along by the wind — unharmed and humbled.

I would give you the gift of time. As time passes by, you will be a leader — a force to be reckoned with. You will have to make decisions on your own, and only then will you realize that you can’t please everybody. Sacrifices are meant to be made in order to get things done as they should be. Compromises may happen but it’d usually only lead you to half-baked goods. You will someday learn that in the end, no matter how many people may have a say in your life, at the end of the day, the final decision is for you to make.

I would give you the gift of time if I can but I can only manage to give you my time. It may not be as priceless or as valuable as time itself but I’m only human. Time is too complex for me to wrap, too big for me to hold on to, and too infinite for me to keep.

Time is a fickle thing. One moment it’s there; the next it’s gone.

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