Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's About Time...

"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." --Carl Sandburg, US Biographer and Poet (1878-1967)

Time is a constant in our lives. The minutes and hours pass before us and can never be returned or regained. Much wisdom has been offered about the asset of time that we often take for granted. Consider the following:

"The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.” --Franklin Field
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." --William Penn

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." --Benjamin Franklin

"One thing you can't recycle is wasted time" --Unknown

We all like to have fun and seek a good time. There is nothing inherently wrong with this. Problems occur when we place the pursuit of temporary pleasures before those things that bring lasting fulfillment. Yes, opportunity comes to those who use and invest time rather than race with it. Yes, it requires hard work, service, and sacrifice. Yes, the results are real. If we do things just for fun we will stay everlastingly bored. Rather, we should have fun at what we do and be the pilot of all the time that flies ahead.

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