Jan 27 2013
Time is on MY side – Written by Jerry Ragovoy and made famous by The Rolling Stones 1964
Time in a Bottle – Lyrics by Jim Croce 1970
Actually, that is exactly how most of us view time. We live our lives as if, on the one hand, we could arrest it, command it to stop evolving, on the other hand, like it was never-ending, an inexhaustible supply that just keeps replenishing itself, every time we spend it down. Time is NOT on our side and we are not able to freeze it in its tracks. It relentlessly advances for everyone and everything to its eventual midnight. There are no exceptions! We are all desperately in need of a wake-up call – while there is still time!
Time is a #non-renewable resource:
Even though we acknowledge that our lives are finite, that we’re mortal, we act as if we’re the #Energizer Bunny® – that we’re going to go on and on and on. This is an illusion. We’re living as in a drunken stupor after pulling an #“all night-er.” There is coming a day for us all, when the sand in the hourglass will drop its last spec into the bottom, and as far as our earthly sojourn goes – that will be it! No one, absolutely no one knows the precise moment that will occur –but it will! It could even arise as I’m writing this post, while you’re reading it!
Time is deeply personal:
We each have our own timepiece when it comes to the moment our personal alarm will go off – and there will be no “snooze” button we can hit, no reset. There will be no bargaining for just another day! This should make it acutely important, that we all march to our own drummer and not someone else’s. Just as I am the only one responsible for how I invest every second of the time I’ve been given, so too are you, the only one accountable for yours. It is so vitally important that we all seek to discover our individual #life purpose – to exercise the courage to question – everything (www.thewalkbook.com)!
Time is priceless:
Think of anything external and tangible that you value. Gold, diamonds, a personal jet, fame, fortune, a best-selling book (are you listening to yourself Alan?). None of them, not one – even begins to approach the intrinsic value of time. Time to tell someone special that you love them, to exclusively focus on a child indulging their passions, invest in a date night, recognize a special occasion, visit the sick, or simply giving someone a hug. The list is virtually endless, and all are priceless. Each one should come custom wrapped in its own impenetrable inviolate sanctuary, with a sign on the door that reads, “Do not disturb. Once in a lifetime event in progress!”
“Time is a non-renewable resource – Spend it wisely!” – Anonymous
Do you wish you could turn back the hands of time? Why? What or who came to mind as you were reading this post? Do you know someone who should read this? Please share it with them. It might just make all the difference in their world!
P.S. “My Weekly Walk” coming soon