Have you ever noticed that some days seem to have flown by while others slowly creep through the 24 hours? Why is that? Isn’t a day 24 hours regardless of how you spend those hours? I don’t think so….
TIME (per m-w.com): a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future.
I think that time is all perception. And that perception is based upon memories. If a weekend is spent keeping busy and active it may appear to go quickly at the time, but in retrospect there will be so many memories attached to that weekend that it will stretch in the mind. One will think…”what a nice long weekend.” Conversely, if a weekend is spent relaxing and “taking it easy” upon reflection it seems to have flown by due to lack of attached memories.
We don’t get to choose how much time we have…we don’t always get to choose what happens to us within that time frame. However we do get to choose how we react to what time gives us and how we use it.
“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” ~~~ Golda Meir
“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.” ~~~ Henry David Thoreau
“Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.” ~~~ Friedrich Schiller
“It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.” ~~~Francois Rabelais
Today I am so thankful to have time. I’ve no idea how much of it I have — none of us do… But I realize that it is a precious gift and one that I certainly do not want to squander.
Make the most of every minute that you have…be thankful.
And most of all: Make Memories.
What memories do you plan to make today and this weekend??
“Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” ~~~ William Gibson