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Time in Desolation

Sometimes I do not know what happens to the time. Time is such an elusive concept. When you are young time seems to drag from year to year, month to month, day to day, hour to hour, and even minute to minute. But it almost seems that as you get older time seems to speed up, before you know it another year has passed by. You turn around and all those things you were planning on getting done have slid down the time slide.

I read once that when you are young time seems to drag because you have so many exciting things to look forward to. When you are young life is about looking to the future. When you are young you really do not think about getting old.

Even when I have things I can look forward to in my life they come and go; vanishing right before my eyes. And typically what plays out in my head is more satisfying than the real time event.

I try to cherish the time I have with loved ones, but sometimes I wonder does it really matter. Time goes on and the busyness of our lives spins the clock hands into a blur.

There have been times in my life when I have wanted to pause time…to hold onto a special occasion. We tend to recreate our memories in a most glorious fashion. Have you ever noticed once a person has died we tend to remember mostly the good things. These good things eventually come to be far more important than the disappointing ones. And I guess it is as it should be for in reality the good should be what you would want to be remembered for after you die.

Occasionally I think it is okay to feel sorry for yourself. To think about the past and long to have moments back to relive them…even in slow motion. Going back would allow you to be more absorbed with the details. Going back would allow you to cherish your loved ones a little more.

There is this saying ‘live like today is the first day of the rest of your life’. Well I am not sure I can fully embrace this thinking today. Sometimes the rest of my life seems like a barren wasteland. At times it even resembles a parched desert. But there is still life on the dry parched cracked desert. Time in the desert is distorted and riddled with confusion.

I found this little poem I’ve added below. It seems to put the days of our life in perspective.

We all exchange the time we are given each day with the things we do. We each have only so much time to spend before our life is a part of history.

Today Is The Very First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life

This is the beginning of a new day.

I have been given this day

to use as I WILL.

I can waste it… or use it for good,

But what I do today is important,

Because I am exchanging a day of my life for it!

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever,

Leaving in its place something that I have traded for it.

I want it to be gain, and not loss;

Good and not evil;

success and not failure;

In order that I shall not regret

the price I have paid for it.

I will try just for today,

 for you never fail until you stop trying.

May this little Desolation Angel stay by our side with tender care and attentiveness.

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What Time is it?

As another year has quickly come to an end; I thought I would share some thoughts on TIME.

Time is a mystery in so many ways. We have created a measurement for time because we needed it for some reason. I guess it makes things easier, better?          I am not sure. But then when I think about God time really has no meaning. It is just not necessary to measure anything in increments of time where God is concerned. So measuring time is only for us humans.

Maybe that is one of the wonderful things about death…Time no longer has any meaning.  Maybe that is where we get the popular saying…time flies when you are having fun…I do hope that I will be having fun in heaven whatever that may mean then.

Time…we never seem to have enough of it and yet sometimes time seems to drag on forever. Time…keeps us so confined to schedules. Can you imagine what life would be like with no way to measure Time. Everyone would be on their own schedule I guess. I think some scientist actually did research concerning the concept of Time. Surprisingly even if you do not know what the time is you somehow gravitate to a universal time schedule. Very curious, I think.

Time, time, time sometime I really do feel like the Mad Hatter in Alice and Wonderland…running around…late for a very important date.

It’s funny how when you are doing certain tasks time does seem “to fly” and other events seem to be moving in slow motion.

Time is so fascinating. Time cannot be seen as we can observe other things. Twitter sends your precious thoughts and ideas out to the world in “real time”. “Real Time”…what other kind of time is there? Does someone have synthetic time out there pretending to be the “real” thing?

The book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-12 tells us “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. 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 a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak.    A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What advantage has the worker from his toil? I have considered the task which God has appointed for men to be busied about. He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without men’s ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done.  I recognized that there is nothing better than to be glad and to do well during life.”

In the business world there are numerous flashing sign posts about the benefits of “time management”. Admonitions to “use your time wisely” are lurking around every corporate corner.

~Here are a few quotes about time~

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
Scottish Proverb

Time is the glue that bonds a broken heart, but love is the air which dries the glue. J. Franklin

There is time for everything.   Thomas Edison

Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.  Andy Warhol

 

It’s time to turn the
“Etch-a-Sketch” of 2010 on its side and

 

 

begin 2011 with a clean slate.

You are in control of how you use your time; choose wisely.

What time is it? Time to wish you a Happy New Year!

Wishing you all that is good in 2011!