“Time and tide wait for no man”

“Time and tide wait for no man” is something my grandfather used to say when I was moving slower than he thought I should have been moving and we were late for something.  As a child I never grasped its full meaning, I just figured he was just being a nagging adult.  But as I grew older the proverb became more and more relevant.  It has multiple uses.  For example “time” and “tide” truly are on their own agenda.  In addition, “aging”, “daylight”, “darkness” and most of all the grand daddy (no pun intended here) of them all…”life”.    Life, too, is truly is on its own agenda.  We don’t know how long it will last or how good it might be.  At least time, tide and daylight, relatively speaking are predictable in there actions, whereas life is holds all the cards.
So, what can we take away from this “nagging” proverb?  Well, we are truly grateful for being here alive and breathing but we have no idea how long this merry-go-round ride will last.  It is true that it can be troublesome and grueling at times but in the grand scheme of things it’s a pretty great ride and we should enjoy it to its fullest because who really knows whether or not “life will wait for a man”.  Are you willing to risk finding out?
LiFE is NOW… don’t forget that.
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