Today will be the only (insert date here) of your lifetime — in the history of the world, even. Each day is unique, each minute, each second. They pass with the blink of an eye, yet there will never be another moment exactly like this.
Some fill each moment with excitement, while others become enveloped in despair. Some moments are filled with tears, though others are filled with laughter. Some moments are accompanied by music; others are awash with silence. Yet my biggest fear is a moment filled with nothing. Moments filled with empty wishes for the day to be over or the storm to pass leave us longing for the eventual despite the fact that we can only be sure about the here and now. So much can happen between this very minute and that moment you’re longer for, so much that you can never be quite sure it will arrive.
What we must do is fill each and every moment with something – a laugh, a scream, a tear, a hug, a kiss. But most importantly, we must fill each moment with a piece of ourselves. Whether we are here tomorrow or gone for eternity, the seeds we sow now are what will live on long after we’re gone. We may not be able to fill every moment with something distinct, but we can constantly work toward something worthwhile.
All we can hope and aspire to during our brief time on this earth is to leave something or someone (even just one person) better or happier than they otherwise would have been without our presence. Even the simplest of smiles or the kindest of words can take deep roots, for such gestures may brighten someone’s day and instigate a domino effect of positivity.