The passage of time has a way of defining the effects life has on us as it engraves the face with indicators of our choices, the consequences of said choices. Try as we might, time leaves marks regarding age, whether we’ve been happy for the most part, or, in many cases, the lack of joy heaped upon us as we have traveled thus far.
The eyes placed in the fore of our faces is a dead sure indicator of joy, morbidity, or rage. Time influences every aspect of we humans. It’s our choice as what kind of mark time leaves upon our entire being, our body, heart, and mind.
The great writers all seem to have had a strong philosophical bent. One who many call “America’s first great novelist,” wrote the classic The Scarlet Letter in 1850, later in 1955 made into a Motion Picture by the same title, opined this gem:
“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Times does seem to fly. And a glance in the mirror gives glaring truth to, “leaves its shadow behind.”
A man said to me the other day; “Larry, I’m just a shadow of what I was!” (most people older than me, are really old)!
Time itself is neutral, neither for nor against us. The events in time are the powers that wear us out! Many men and women and a few young people learn the secret that our reactions to the incidents of life are for the most part dependent on our responses as to the depth of the scar on body, soul or spirit. How you look at the events in your life determines in no small degree on you, making the best of it or permitting the action to infect your life with bitterness.
Dale Carnegie often quoted Frederick Langridge who in 1896 wrote;
“Two men looked through prison bars; one saw mud, the other stars.”
Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (NKJV).
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