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

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chapter 11, Page 19, Book 17

Life offers two great gifts--time, and the ability to choose how we spend it. Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.

Richard I. Winford

November 19th 

Today I am thankful  for time

Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can't make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.

It is not enough to just say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless. My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E.

Rick Warren

We relate to the concept of time in interesting ways. We want to have more of it, but it’s not something we can really save up. We wear watches or glance at our phones incessantly to figure out what time it is. We are anxious about time.

It’s true when they say the best things in life are free and the freest gift gift of this life has to offer is often the most underrated and over looked gift of all -- TIME.

We all yearn for what we have lost.
But sometimes,
we forget what we have.
Mitch Albom

Time cannot be seen; a clock simply is used as a gauge to keep us aware of what we need to do, and when we need to do it.

Time does however; give us opportunities to make changes within ourselves that would empower us to be better human beings. To seek forgiveness for wrong we’ve incurred, and seek to forgive, to change how we see others, how we view ourselves, to add value and build our self esteem, which will ultimately have a positive effect on those around us.

Time is a Gift to be enjoyed .  We are not to worry about the past, or the future.  Today is the only time we are sure of and it is a gift.

You might not be able to control when the sun sets or rises, but you can control and  learn to take advantage of the greatest and most free gift life has to offer — TIME

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

Jim Bishop


jack69 said...

You picked a good time to talk about time. It is almost church TIME! You are so right, we all want more time (for some reason) funny it keeps rolling along while we want more of it. Very good subject and entry!

betty said...

So true we can't get time back so we must learn to use it wisely and enjoy the time we have.


Chatty Crone said...

You are right again and time waits for no one.

Mevely317 said...

What a timely example of giving!
On many occasions I remember asking my mother what she wanted for her birthday/Christmas, etc. and she'd reply, "I'd just like to see you."

"Ya, OK but what would you REALLY like?", I'd counter.

Years later, now I totally 'get' what she meant. Giving of one's time is precious, indeed.


Giving your time is a most precious gift, indeed. "the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E."