Time does many things. We know it flies and it marches on. I think the only thing times doesn’t do is stand still.  Time is relentless. It doesn’t care who you are, how much money you make or what you want. It passes just the same for all of us.

It is interesting to me that even though time never changes, our perception of it does. Depending on our mood or an event, it appears that it will either slow to a snails pace or hasten to our deadline. Who hasn’t counted the hours till a long awaited vacation? Or bemoaned the fact that we don’t have enough time to finish our project?

The only way you can “make” more time is to stop using it on something else. And someday that will come far too soon; you will run out of time.

So we need to make the most of our time.  Dario Fo – a Nobel laureate, said, “Know how to live the time that is given to you.”  I think we often forget how to live and just end up existing. We fall in to the trap of just getting the through the days and weeks hoping things will get better and once we reach a certain destination, things will fall into place, then we will start to live.

Many people complain that there is never enough time. Perhaps it is not the amount of time we have, but how we use it. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hour per day that were given to Abraham Lincoln, Michelango, Mother Teresa and Steven Jobs. Now of course we can’t all be Steven Jobs, but you get my point I hope. I do agree that it seems like we never have enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things if we choose.

Don’t waste your time. Start living today.  We all have things we don’t like to do through the day, sure.  But for the few moments or hours we get to choose how we spend – make them count. One of the best things we can say to someone we care about is to say “My time is your time.”. That is such a sweet offering. Because what do you have that has more worth than your time?

This time like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~


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