We would do well to value our time with others and remember the infinite potential of the people around us.
Over the last few weeks, I have had to say goodbye to a few friends as the school year has ended and many students are returning back home for the summer.
As I pondered on the sadness of departing from a friend, I began to consider the character of my relationships with others. I realized that at times, I am so consumed with material things that I fail to appreciate the greatest creations of God that surround me: my brothers and sisters.
I then asked myself, Have I made the most of my relationships with others? Have I spent time with people and sincerely tried to get to know them? Or have I too often been alone in my room, buried in books or idling away on Facebook?
People come into and leave our lives quickly. We would do well to value our time with others and remember the infinite potential of the seemingly ordinary people around us. Then, with our hearts filled with charity, we should express to them our love.
Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you.
When you get where you’re goin’
Don’t forget turn back around.
Help the next one in line,
Always stay humble and kind.
(Humble And Kind, Tim McGraw, 2015)
As we take time to value and love those around us, when it comes time to temporarily depart from a beloved friend, we will have no regrets.