Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
I just realized that spring is right around the corner. I cannot believe how fast time is going by these days. It seems like minutes are but instants and weeks are more like days. I know the world is not spinning any faster although sometimes I wonder if it might be but each day is still 24 hours long and yet my life has never moved faster. I wondered at first if this was not a phenomenon of the aging process and then I realized that compared to most of my life every moment of each day is now filled. When I am not meeting someone, attending a lecture, or fulfilling some promise I am reading and learning something new. I am sure I was always curious but most of the time I was distracted by job, convention and obligations. Now I get to fill my time with what ever interests me at the moment and it is a wonderful experience.
I wonder if others are like me and wish they had freed themselves sooner in life so that they could take the time to savor all life has to offer. But that is the past and fortunately I now find each moment provides a precious opportunity to explore and discover new thoughts and ideas. You know, now that I think about it I wonder if much of my life was somewhat wasted by spending my time trying to conform to what others thought I should think or do. Maybe too many of us are knocked off stride by our effort to do the accepted thing trying to please others that we lost sight of how we might have better spent our time. Now that I am free to let life take me to where it might each day I can ride opportunity to both the corners of my world and beyond to the corners of my mind.
Here is something that I ran across that might have helped me see more, earlier in life.
ONE DAY AT A TIME
Our lives are made up of a million moments, spent in a million different ways. Some are spent searching for love, peace, and harmony. Others are spent surviving day by day.
But there is no greater moment than when we find that life, with all it’s joys and sorrows, is meant to be lived one day at a time. It’s in this knowledge that we discover the most wonderful truth of all.
Whether we live in a forty-room mansion, surrounded by servants and wealth, or find it a struggle to manage the rent month to month, we have it within our power to be fully satisfied and live a life with true meaning.
One day at a time – we have that ability, through cherishing each moment and rejoicing in each dream. We can experience each day anew, and with this fresh start we have what it takes to make all our dreams come true. Each day is new, and living one day at a time enables us to truly enjoy life and live it to the fullest.
Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.
Doménico Cieri Estrada
There really is a difference
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
There are 2 times when a man doesn’t understand a woman – before marriage and after marriage.
"Don’t ya just hate it when you see one of those road signs that says ‘Draw Bridge Ahead’ and you don’t have a pencil."
David was a crotchety old fellow who always took breakfast with his wife. He would read the morning paper while she fumed at his neglect, and today of all days because it was their 25th wedding anniversary.
"David!! David!! Put down that paper and let’s talk about how we are going to celebrate our wedding anniversary today. What do you suggest?"
David put his newspaper down, removed and polished his glasses, stared for a moment into the distance, then said, "How about two minutes of silence?"
Doesn’t "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?
Chet: How does Wilma like being pregnant, Bert?
Bert: She’s not "pregnant." She’s "expecting."
Bert: She’s expecting me to do more housework. She’s expecting me to cook dinner. She’s expecting me to rub her feet, etc.
No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn’t work anyway
Taking up painting, an asylum inmate worked for weeks on his masterpiece. When he finally showed it to asylum doctors, they were stunned. The canvas was entirely blank.
"Ummmm, yeah, it’s lovely," said one psychiatrist, "but, er…what is it?"
"Why," the inmate proudly replied, "it is a painting of the exodus from Egypt."
"I see," said another doctor. "Actually, what I don’t see is the Red Sea."
"Ah," said the inmate, "it’s been parted…driven back, as it says in the Old Testament."
"And the Israelites?"
"They have already passed through."
"And what of the Egyptians?" demanded another.
"Are you blind?" said the artist, growing indignant. "They haven’t arrived yet!"
I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.
A lady lost her handbag in the bustle of holiday shopping. It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her. Looking in her purse, she commented, "Hmmm…. That’s funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills."
The boy quickly replied, "That’s right, lady. The last time I found a purse, the owner didn’t have any change for a reward."
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do NOT care who gets the credit."
Harry S. Truman
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