I have been thinking about TIME a lot lately. In my “Life on Purpose, a roundtable for women,” TIME is topic #4. The big idea behind the roundtable is that we have the opportunity to be intentional in the way we invest our lives so that we can go forward confidently and with a sense of satisfaction.
There are a lot of ideas, quotes and songs about time. Try googling “time quotes!”
Amy Grant’s new album has a song about time and how quickly it passes:
“Time is illusion, time is a curse, time is all things things and worse…
but our time is now.”
There’s nap time, tea time, rest time, time to travel, time to play, first time, second time, last time, over time, Christmas time, spring time, and bath time.
There are lovely, romantic thoughts about relationships and time:
Here is one from Everyday Blessings by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It’s a letter written by a father who lost his son in a tragic accident:
“Perhaps the greatest lesson I have learned from this tragedy
is the arrogance I had maintained in my relationship with
time prior to the accident. I have learned how important it is
to tell people you love them, because tomorrow is just a
concept of our minds.”
A business quote from Peter Drucker, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.”
“The trouble is, you think you have time.” -Buddha
From the Bible:
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to born and a time to die,
a time to plant and time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and time to speak,
a time to love and time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.”
Pinterest has TONS of pins on the topic… here are a couple:
Obviously, this is a huge topic. One to ponder often, probably for the rest of my life. Time is an IDEA. We are both limited and enhanced by the concept. It is a wonder.
My husband just ran a half-marathon in 8 minutes less than he ran the same route a year ago. He is a year older, it was the day before his 64th birthday and he has not been running seriously for more than a year-and-a-half. We were discussing today that we need to be realistic that TIME is not something we can ignore.
We are using ours up.
Time is a gift. It is moving along. I like Amy Grant’s approach in her song… after all the poetry and clever lyrics, she avows, “I will sing until my time runs out.”