Only a moment. We only have a moment in this fleeting life.

Nothing really lasts forever. So how do we make moments last?

We share moments with family and friends, take photos and videos, to cherish them for life. But at the end of the day, we’re all only here for a just a moment.

We give gifts worth remembering and do loving things. But as good as these are, they’re eventually lost in the hands of time.

Our hearts and minds could only treasure so much memories.

We hold on to things and to people as much as we could. But all of them get broken or leave eventually no matter how much we try to keep them.

We fight for life and make it last as long as we could. But life suddenly turns upside down when we least expect it.

An ending beckons often even before we begin to understand why some awful things are happening.

We live life chasing dreams. And whether we attain them or not, it’s just a matter of time when our hands would wrinkle in old age, and we’re only left with stories to tell and pass on.

With much striving, we work for the money that could be easily spent. And yet even money cannot buy everything.

Time flies.

People change.

Beauty fades.

In just a wink of an eye, your life could change for better or worse with just one decision, whether yours or others.

Who could tell what the future holds? No one. Only God can. But even in His infinite wisdom and sovereignty won’t tell us what will become of us.

All of our sorrows and sufferings are just a moment, no matter how long they may seem to be oftentimes.

All of our joys and successes are as fleeting as the clouds in the sky. One day we’re on a mountaintop experience and then in another, we could be in the valley of the shadow of death.

So what do we do with each passing moment? How do we make it last as much as we could?

We must live with the awareness of how fragile and evanescent it is. 

We must live and relate with intention and live each day purposefully.

There’s a place for proper planning as there should be a place to exercise spontaneity.

There’s a time and place for weeping and time and place for rejoicing.

There’s no need to fret for what has already transpired. Because what’s done is gone. We cannot turn back the hands of time.

There’s no need to chase after a love that you know in your heart could never be yours. Why not just spend your precious time and emotions with people who already love you just as you are?

No need to pretend. Say you’re “not OK” when you are. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Don’t make promises you can’t keep, because hearts could break and lives could change drastically with unkept promises.

Take risks, if you must, so you don’t live life filled with regrets.

Love with reckless abandon, but only with people whom you know would commit to reciprocate it.

True love is wise.

True love waits.

True love hopes and fights for what is best for both parties.

We’re only here for a moment so we better make each moment count.

Life could change in heartbeat.

Remember, we’re only here for a moment.


Adrian is a professional Events Host, Writer, Teacher, and Change Catalyst. He's a world-class emcee creating fun, memorable, and meaningful events. As a change catalyst, his mission is to inspire personal development so people could have better lives with brighter future, against all odds. An IELTS- and TESOL-certified English Trainer, he's also a prolific Tagalog Tutor.