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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Chapter 7, Page 14, Book 16

Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can’t buy more hours.  Scientists can’t invent new minutes.  And you can’t save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.  Success depends upon using it wisely—by planning and setting priorities.

Denis Waitley

July 14th - Once you stop rushing through life, you will be amazed how much more life you have time for.

What is time?  The shadow on the dial, the striking of the clock,
the running of the sand, day and night, summer and winter, months,
years, centuries--these are but arbitrary and outward signs,
the measure of Time, not Time itself.  Time is the Life of the Soul.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometimes it seems as if life is passing us by. When we were children, time seemed almost endless. Car journeys used to last an eternity and the summer holidays seemed like years stretching before us. As we grow older it seems that time goes faster and faster, but in reality we are simply coming to realize more and more how precious time is. 

We are like the bus driver who told his passengers, I have some good news and then some bad news. The bad news is we took a wrong turn and are on the wrong road. But don’t worry, the good news is we are making great time.

It’s as though the going itself, the movement at a fast pace, is its own reward regardless of where it takes us. We have become enamored with speed for the sake of speed itself. 

In our day when many people meet themselves coming and going, most people feel pushed for time. The feeling is that there simply aren’t enough hours in a day. Life with all its demands is far too busy. When you find yourself speeding up and stressing out, it’s time to pause, and take a deep breath. Take time to smell the roses.  Slowing down is a conscious choice, and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness.

Although we cannot stop time, we can slow down our days. Focus on what’s really important, what really needs to be done, and let go of the rest.  We also need to rest, relax and withdraw; we need to allocate time to chill out. How we spend it will depend on our own personality. The important thing is that we take time out altogether from work 

Time is a resource and we should not waste the time God has given us. Whatever you’re doing, be fully present and appreciate every aspect of it, and find the enjoyable aspects.  Focus on one thing at a time. It is not busier lives that we need. What is needed instead is a better use of the time we have 

Remember to spend time doing things that bring you Joy!

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. 

Henry David Thoreau


betty said...

I like that quote from Denis Waitley. It is so true that we all have the same number of hours a day yet sometimes we can get so harried trying to get everything done. I know the longest time period for me is Friday afternoon waiting to get done with work and on to enjoying the weekend. Those few hours seem to drag sometimes :) Then on the other hand, the weekends seem to go by so incredibly fast, yet again, it is the same amount of hours as two work days. Time is a precious commodity, we do need to be wise with how we spend our days.


jack69 said...

I copied the quote to save that Berry mentioned by Denis. This is one of the best blogs on time I have read! Good for you lady.


"As we grow older it seems that time goes faster and faster, but in reality we are simply coming to realize more and more how precious time is." I like this explanation.