[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1aMTWdQnzo[/youtube]They say that time heals all wounds, but they—are wrong! Time doesn’t really heal anything. It just helps us to forget and generally that’s not a bad thing. Pain can stop us in our tracks and paralyze our lives, but time has a way of fading the ache into a distant memory.

In my experience, that’s why women can have more than one child. If you’ve ever had labor pains, you know what I mean! How could anyone submit themselves to that intense agony a second time? The answer is easy. Over time we forget the pain—it’s drained from our heart and replaced by the amazing love we feel for our child.

Anyone who has ever been hurt in a relationship knows that betrayal, rejection and abandonment cause heartache. The pain can last for years if we allow ourselves to feel like a victim, but if we learn to let go of the hurt, time will help us move forward and find happiness.

The loss of a loved one is overpowering despair. We have to take time to grieve, but over time we remember the happy moments and the pain softens. So time is a friend—not a foe, right? Well, maybe . . . but time is a double edged sword.

The loss of time sometimes causes us to grieve as well. Memories of lost youth, or paths not chosen can haunt us. Fleeting beauty is the enemy of time—the once handsome hunks or beauty queens who have relied on their looks for self-esteem begin to see wrinkles and sagging skin. They find themselves lost in their yesterdays unable to see the promises of tomorrow.

Time is a fickle friend and even the excitement and passion of new love can fall victim to its relentless march forward. We’ve all heard the quote, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Time has a way of making us all forget—the bad and the ugly, but also the good.

I think that’s one of the biggest reasons why divorce statistics are so staggering. We sometimes forget the passion, tenderness and affection we had in the beginning of our relationships. We let too many things take priority and get in the way of what truly matters in life. Our careers, our to-do lists and the agenda takes precedence and, over time, we forget the magic.

So, take time to nurture the seeds of love, keep it close and cherish the moments as often as you can—Don’t let it slide through the slippery fingers of time. The words of Jim Croce are a timeless reminder to us all, “If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do is to save every day till eternity passes away just to spend them with you.” Remember that time and love are the two greatest gifts in life—they go hand in hand and each needs the other to flourish. Time endlessly marches on, so hold on to love when you find it—it is the most important thing we can take with us into our golden years.

Casi (I had to add this video—as a tribute to Jim Croce. Enjoy!!)  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHDt2t0oO7g[/youtube]


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