I woke up this morning and as I opened my eyes I remembered I had been dreaming and for a moment I caught a glimpse of my dream. It all came back to me.
In my dream I realized that I had lived longer than the time I have now to live and it was then that I felt just like a child who was just given his favorite ice cream. At first he was eating it and enjoying it but, when he realized he only had a few bites left, he slowed down and began to lick it and savor it because he knew he would soon run out of his favorite ice cream.
Just like this child at this point in my life I find the need to savor every moment. I no longer sweat the small stuff and I don’t allow anyone to ruin my day. I try to stay out of futile, meaningless conversations. I don’t care to know who’s right or who’s wrong, who has more money or power. Today I concentrate on the essence of now. I have no more time to waste dwelling on the past or on the future. I find it urgent to live just for today and squeeze time as if it was an orange and I wanted to drink its juice. You see I have no more ice cream left. I now hunt and treasure the moments I spend with people I love, people who really know me and love me for who I am despite my past. People who have learned that sometimes pain and suffering teaches us what’s important in life: How to forgive, how to love and how to live with passion. Life is short and precious so wake up and know that you too in time will be running out of ice cream.