Pictures That Remind Us That Time Is Fleeting So Make The Most Of It While You Can

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They say that time is a construct because it feels like you blink and your whole life has just passed you by. Some days feel like they’re dragging and yet when we look back we’re often in awe at how much time has already gone by.

While it’s difficult to live each moment to the fullest and without regret, looking at the way time fleets is a reminder that every moment counts. It is the accumulation of those moments that will make the memories of our lives and allow us to one day leave our mark.

From A Child To A Man

hand holds picture of kid in the front yard

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MrMacBro / Reddit

This picture of a young boy is held by the man he has become. We can try to feel young at heart for as long as possible but the truth is we will never live the same moment twice. As we age we can’t help but lose the innocence and the simple joys that once made us a child. Life was so much simpler then.

Although we can’t turn back time, all we can hope for is that when we look back on this moment today, that it will nostalgically also remind us of joyful days.

Freedom Was Earned

black and white photo of Germany  in 1945 held over the same location in 2021

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DiosMioMan2 / Reddit

The black and white picture is of the town square in Uelzen, Germany during the Battle of the Rhine on April 1945 and behind itis the same town in 2021. Although we mostly walk freely today, many have fought for us to be here.

Let this be a metaphor that freedom doesn’t come easily, even within ourselves. It takes time to find ourselves, and to ultimately find peace. You might even have to fight for it.

Beauty Is Timeless

painting in museum with black and white visitors on the left and modern colorful visitors on the right

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d7mtg / Reddit

This is a picture of visitors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, viewing the same painting of Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing Delaware painted in 1851. Except for the visitors on the left came a whole century before the ones on the right.

We will be outlived by the material things we leave behind, by nature, and by our children. It is up to us to decide what kind of state we leave those beautiful things in for future generations.

Some Memories Just Wash Away

Carlos Lehder's drug-smuggling planes near Norman's Cay in the Bahamas,

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abaganoush / Reddit

​This plane was once known as the Curtiss C-46 Commando. It belonged to Pablo Escobar and Carlos Lehder as their drug-smuggling planes. This is how the plane looked in Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas, after 35 years of being submerged In saltwater.

Time heals. Even painful memories are eventually washed away if we stop dwelling on them. We can choose to keep them up to the surface or we can choose to let them sink, learn from them and move on.

A House Becomes A Home

house in 1900 on the left in vintage photo vs 2000 on the right

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pappard57 / Reddit

​”My family farm c.1900/2000. It was in our family for 125 years. My childhood bedroom window is in the top center. It was also my father’s and my grandfather’s bedroom.”

If you think about it, a house is nothing but a pile of bricks separated by drywalls. It’s what we put in it, the people we share it with, and the memories we create within it that make it a home. We do the same thing on a larger scale. Think carefully of who and what you put in your life and release all those that take up space without adding value.

Time Is The Only Constant

The Big Oak; inThomasville, in1895 vs 2020

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thegregtastic / Reddit

This picture of The Big Oak in Thomasville, in1895 versus 2020 is a reminder that time is the only constant that we can depend on. People come and go, man-made constructs get torn down, bad days lead to good days, and good days turn into bad days. In that there’s hope.

Even on the worst of days we can rest reassured that they will pass and eventually they will be nothing be a distant memory. The same goes for the good moments, so hold on to them tightly, cherish them and create as many of them as you can before they all pass by and you run out of time.

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