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

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Chapter 2, Page 8, Book 16

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90

February 8th -  Making your life count

The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer.

Henry Clay

The relentless ticking of the clock reminds us that our time on earth is limited. Despite the joys and pains of life, time always marches on.  We don’t like to think about the fact that our days here on this earth are numbered.  Oh, we all know the number behind us, how many days we’ve lived already.  But thinking about how many are left, well, that’s not something we think about too often.

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Henri Frederic Amiel

In terms of time,  God has given every human being exactly 86,400 seconds every day of their life, no more and no less, and we cannot borrow against tomorrow, nor can we go back and retrieve wasted moments from yesterday. It doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are.  It doesn’t matter how young or old you are. It doesn’t matter what continent you live on or whether you live in the city or the country. Each person on planet earth gets the exact same amount of time each day.

It’s what we do with our time that differs. And isn’t it amazing that two different people can make such different use of the same amount of time.

How you number your days has everything to do with how you live your life! 

Time marches on and sometimes when you look in the mirror, you begin to feel that it's marching right across your face!  To realize what we have on this earth is temporal will give us a heart of wisdom to appreciate what we have.  It is an attitude that has to be learned and imposed into our lives, but when we learn this lesson, we gain a heart of wisdom. 

Managing your time well is not just about productivity. It’s about balance. There is a time to work hard, and there is a time to rest; there is a time to focus on projects, and there is a time to focus on people. be sure to spend time with family and friends. 

 Our everyday lives are greatly affected for the good when we truly can number our days correctly. When you truly know your days are numbered you savor them a little more. We learn to let the unimportant things in life go and get on with doing the things that matter rather than wasting time and energy on something inconsequential.

Remember:  count every day and make every day count. 


betty said...

We do have the exact amount of time daily, so I don't know why as we get older, it just seems to go by so much more quicker. Time management is so important if we want to be productive and live a life of purpose, etc. I know I often find myself spending too much time or more time that I should on the computer :)


jack69 said...

A very good and insightful entry. I like to run across my 'gem for the day' Today it was in your blog:
Managing your time well is not just about productivity. It’s about balance. ***
WOW that is EVER the truth!

Love from a cool Florida!

ADB said...

Time is the sole constant in our lives. Good post.