October 31, 2022

Time Is Of The Essence


Now is not the time to think about what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. Ernest Hemingway.

How many times have you caught yourself saying, “I can’t believe how fast time is going.”

Of all our possessions, aside from good health, of course, time is the most precious. When it’s gone, it’s gone. As far as I know, nobody  has ever reported back.

The demands on our time are unending. If ever there was an occasion to re-evaluate how we’re spending our days it is now.

I was reminded recently of these thoughts when I came across a wonderful poem, Slow Dance, written by David Weatherford.

When time allows…catch your breath, stop for a few minutes and read it.

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die?
Cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurray through your day,
it is like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race, do take it slower.
Hear the music before the song is over.


Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay engaged.

I hope to see you back here again.

As always, thank you for reading me.



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