Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pondering with a Purpose--Time Flies


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This Week's prompt is: Time flies
I often wonder why as I get older time seems to accelerate.  Don't you all remember back when you were a kid how the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed to last forever!  And summer vacation was one glorious long holiday with no end in sight!  What is the difference?  Could it be that I am so wrapped up being busy that I don't take time to enjoy each hour of the day?  

When I was a kid, I had a simple life, one with few concerns.  Somehow through the years, I have accumulated all this baggage of problems and worries--always planning for what I must do the next month, the next week, the next day, the next hour; and I have left no room for the child that still lies buried somewhere deep within me to enjoy the spontaneity of the moment.

Before I knew it, I had children, then grandchildren, and even great grandchildren.  I had spent decades working, then retired.  This all seemed to happen in the blink of an eye.  I wonder if I have been so busy doing that I have missed some important moments that never will be repeated.

I think that the lesson to learn is to treat time as a child would--savor the moment, enjoy the day, treasure that which is around me, seeking the beauty and wonder of all that I see and to experience life.

8 comments:

  1. A very nicely written post. Well said all around.

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  2. I don't participate in this prompt, but coincidentally wrote about this topic on my blog today. Time is something we appreciate more with every passing year.

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  3. Yes we need to take the time to smell the roses and enjoy each moment.

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  4. I remember summers when I was a child and thinking they would never end.

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  5. this is such a poignant post Marti! I teel remember when summer vacations seemed to take forever.... even when my kids were little... always a rush to get them back to school....
    Now I look back and wish I could have that time back...
    My goal for this year is to appreciate the time I have and savor it!

    Thanks for pondering with me

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  6. Oh my goodness - I LOVE this!! you expressed it perfectly. Children really do know how to make the most of a moment. To truly get all of life that they can. And perhaps all our grown up hurry and worry has robbed of us of that precious gift.
    We all should look at life as an eternal summer from now on! :)

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  7. GREAT POST MARTI, I WAS JUST TELLING MY DAUGHTER TO QUIT WISHING HER LIL GUY WOULD START WALKING, TALKING, ETC... ONCE HE DOES THERE IS NO GOING BACK WE CAN NOT TAKE IT BACK POOF GONE...GROWN-UP.

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  8. great post! I do wish there was more time in the day. An hour would be good. Happy New Year!

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