Soren Kierkegaard said, “The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.”
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Life is meant to be lived.”
These words “life is meant to be lived” are emphasized by two sides: a politician/first lady and a philosopher/theologian and yet both come to this common ground that life is to be lived.
Time is interpreted differently through the eyes of each person as is the meaning of life. The essence of life and hope are often stolen as we buy into this concept, “life is a race against time.” This idea has woven it’s way into our minds and robbed us allowing space for broken and forgotten dreams, false realities of what success is and disrupted relationships.
Each mama enters into the home with a history of past time, an idea of present time and future time either filled with wishful thinking or predetermined by the picture formed within themselves. The reality is most of us live this way. However, the idea of slowing down, remembering that life is meant to be lived and not just something to pass the time away is often hard to believe in.
Our desire for each mama is that for the duration of their time in ESTHER, they begin to set time down and pick up life! They remember the dreams and goals that had to be set on pause because of time or timing of life and begin to run after them again realizing that time is a factor but not the controlling factor of their life. Time placed in it’s right context can create a beautiful work of art within the realm of a life lived when it is valued and not idolized. So here’s to taking back time and living a life meant to be lived.