“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back”. Harvey Mackay
time -the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
one of our most precious resources is time and in todays day and age it feels as though it’s in short supply. It’s hard to find spare time. we spend more time at work than home. let’s say over the past 3 years I’ve developed a greater appreciation for time especially of late now that I’m a dad. I will say that most of us probably agree that time with our kids is precious. I can only imagine how that will grow as my baby girl grows. most of her time now is spent sleeping and eating. hell that’s how I like to spend my time.
we spend time growing, we give our time to companies so that we can provide for our family. but let’s not forget that we must have a balance I work so that my family and I can enjoy life and enjoy each other. I give my time freely to the community as a volunteer firefighter so that others may do the same. I would love to one day get paid for that, but I’m happy for the opportunity to give my time to help others regardless of pay. I never cared about wearing watches before. now I love having the time on my wrist. as a reminder that time waits for nobody. It takes time to heal and forgive. time will out live us all. we always think about stuff we would like to do when we have time but we never have time. you have to make the time. Even God rested on the seventh day. I write this blog today because it’s good for all of us to be reminded of just how precious time is and we are all guilty of taking it for granted at some point. there are these great moments in life that feel like time stands still. I’ve had many. to name a few the day I met my 5foot 3inch riot girl. Getting 4th in state track meet. the birth of my baby girl and anytime she smiles which is alot because she is very loved. just to name a few. moments in time that stand still that you as a person are in total peace and everything just falls in line. granted there are times in life that stand still for not so good reasons but we won’t get into those.
the human race has always been trying to capture time. one of the earliest mentions of a way to measure time was 700 bc of a sundial called ”dial of Ahaz”. time doesn’t ask us for anything yet it takes everything from us. we must live for today. I punch a clock so im always super aware of time during the week. Friday around 2pm my clock stops and for a few days I’m free to take the time to take the time. my one ask from you is that you take the time to do that thing you always wanted to do. quit your job, move, spend more time with your family, fix the leaky sink. pretty soon you’ll be an old bastard if you don’t make a change if you don’t live your life to the fullest. fuck it. noting in this world matters more to me than time with my wife and baby.
as always I love you if you take the time to read it or not. adapt and live. Do you really know what time it is?