It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Chapter 9, Page 7, Book 14



TAKE TIME

Take time to rest - it is the foundation of health and vitality. 
Take time to think - it is the source of achievement. 
Take time to read - it is the foundation of wisdom. 
Take time to play - it is the secret of staying young. 
Take time to be quiet - it is the opportunity to seek God. 
Take time to share - it is too short a life to be selfish. 
Take time to be aware - it is the opportunity to help others. 
Take time to laugh - it's the music of the heart. 
Take time to be loved - it nourishes the soul. 
Take time to be friendly - it is the road to happiness. 
Take time to pray - it is the greatest power on earth. 
Take time to dream - it's the well of inspiration. 
There is time for everything. 

There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven

 Ecclesiastes 3:1 

I do believe there is time for everything.  Whether we take the time or make the time…it’s important that we use our time wisely.  

Unlike treasured gems, precious metals, and any other prized possessions, time can’t be hoarded, collected, earned, or bought with hard work, money, dignity, or our soul. It slips away whether or not we choose to pack meaning into it. Use it or lose it, so goes the saying.

Some of us seem to manage our time well, while others seem to be stressed out and never have enough time. We are all juggling many balls in the air and sometimes when we add one more ball, everything comes crashing down.

Time is fleeting. Life goes by so quickly, we need to appreciate the gift of time.  We need to cherish every moment and live with a purpose.  I’ve come to realize that life begins when you do. You get to choose today how you are going to use the time that is a gift from God. Use it wisely.

When you are living life in the slow lane like I do, you realize more than ever the value of time.  I do things slower than I used to and often rest more than I work.  I’m thankful that there is much I can still do and even when I’m resting try to make the best use of that time.  

4 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Those little things make all the difference in the world.

jack69 said...

You always stress very well the need for Taking time for the important things.
It is the uniquely intuitive person who realizes the value of time in their 30's and 40's. MOST of us seniors did not really realize it until we were looking back at 70 years and saying where did they go?

We have a nice over cast day here.

betty said...

I liked the take time poem; it is so true Ma that life is so fleeting and we need to learn to cherish the time we have and not squander it all away. I'm trying not to wish it away either, like I wish it was fall or I was it was Friday or whatever, but to appreciate where I am on any given day.

betty

TARYTERRE said...

Time is fleeting, for sure. We must make the most out of every moment.