Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time Waits For No One

There are many songs and quotes about time.  One of my favorites is an obscure song by the Rolling Stones called “Time Waits For No One”.  It was only a couple of months ago that we celebrated Christmas.  In a few short weeks spring will officially arrive.  I think we are all ready for that.  People are already talking about the Kentucky Derby.  Today is my youngest son’s birthday.  He is 32 years old.  In a few months he will already be a priest for a year.  My son is now older than I was when he was born.  Both of my “boys” are now men with lives of their own.  My granddaughter is growing up way too fast.  Time can seem frozen and we wish we could fast forward a day or a week.  Other times we wake up and a decade has passed.  When I started my employment with Humana I was 34 years old.  Next month I will be 63 years old and retirement looms large in my mind.  There are days I wonder where my life has gone and how I ended up where I am.  Time and life will get away from you if you are not paying attention.  Time not only waits for no one, it moves at a pretty good pace.  One of my friends who is a monk once told me that the best way for him to slow life down is to be in the moment.  Being aware and being awake to your own life will help you live it in a meaningful way and not in a blur or a daze.  We all have a finite amount of time that will be given to us.  Part of the challenge of life is that none of us knows how much time we will be given.  Spend your time well.  There are no refills.    

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