Time is so abundant and precious. The art is to capture the moments that add the value - Mike Clark
A new month hails the closeness of the middle of the year and with it a reflection on the relentless passing of time. Add to this my sister-in- law’s Dad passing away yesterday and there is little surprise to find me again reflecting on “Time.” Here are 4 TIME thoughts from a pensive point in time.
Take every moment and cherish it. Savour life. Life is made up of moments worth remembering - the rest is existing, passing time, plodding the treadmill. Tackle those things that rob you. Live with no regrets. Take the risks and live every day knowing that it will pass and, if you have the chance and the choice you can make it a day worth living.
Immerse yourself in the moment. Live in the now. It is no coincidence that now is called the present – it truly is a gift. Find joy in whatever you put your hand to. Spread joy – it multiples and comes back and blesses you 10 and 100 fold. Invest in the moment and cultivate a lifetime of amazing moments that build up and multiply to a magnificent life!
Meaningful relationships, work and activities are where time is best invested. Know what is important to you. Be clear on what you value and give time to the important in your life. When we focus on meaningful endeavours we counter the clamour of the urgent. Knowing what has depth and meaning for us allows us to prioritise and make choices quicker and more consistently.
Everything has a season. It is the highs, lows, bright and dark patches that add the depth and colour to our lives. Allow yourself to be in the season you find yourself in and seek for what you can learn from it. While we may not be able to change the seasons in our life we can always adjust our attitudes – it is not what happens to you, but rather what you tell yourself about what happens to you and how you choose to respond.
Time is the only thing we are all born equal with. What we do with what we have is our choice. Think about the life you dream of living and know that it is made up of years, months, weeks, days, hours and seconds. Start in this moment to take the path that leads to the life you want.
It starts now.
Here’s to your success!