Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Gift of Time

Time and life go hand-in-hand because there is only so much time allotted to a life. That truth is often overlooked by humans. True time slips by us, quietly and unnoticed, even though we glance at our watches or wall clocks constantly. We have our schedules and appointment books, all based on time. Yet, few of us really think about what time is.

Time doesn't discriminate between rich or poor. We all get 24 hours each day we live. Once an hour has passed, it is gone forever. No amount of money can buy it back or create more of it. You can't amass time to use later. You can't reclaim time that has passed. Time is the gift that comes with life.

Yet, we usually take time for granted. We waste time. We make excuses, thinking there will be plenty of time. However, our gift of time has come with no expectancy guaranteed. The very luckiest among us will live past 80 and time will end while they sleep. Will that time be well-spent?

If you knew you'd die in your sleep tonight, could you say your gift of time had been well-spent?

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