Monday, October 11, 2010

Lost Moments

Every moment matters.  I realized how true this statement was as I was talking with my sister on Skype today.  My 18 month old nephew was on her lap making animal noises from their recent trip to the zoo.  When I left New Jersey 4 months ago he could barely talk, and I was such a different person. Isn't it funny how we realize that every moment matters after we recollect all the lost moments we spent doing the most insignificant things?  Why are we so content with mediocrity?  Have you ever looked back in your life thinking about moments where you did absolutely nothing and wish you could have filled it with something??  I personally wish i would have read more books and watched less TV, and spent more time with my family rather than with people who in the end wouldn't be there for me when it really counted. Of course I say this now, but tomorrow when I wake I'll probably be content with taking a useless nap again or watching another mind-numbing movie while lying idly on my couch.  Or maybe not?  Maybe tomorrow will be the day when I make the steps to becoming a more intelligent person..Maybe I will spend time with the people I really care about.  Maybe I'll live every moment to its fullest as to look back in the future and be satisfied with my progress. Because when it all comes down to it, life goes by, even when it feels like its going slow.  Is it so hard to exceed the expectations of a normal 20 some year old life?  No. Tomorrow I will wake up, and live the day to its fullest.  I will make more animal noises with my nephew, and tell him how much I love him.  I will read more, and watch less.  I will prove wrong whoever made that insane, pessimistic quote, "Life sucks, and then you die."  Because life is short, but we make it.