Time. Where does it go? Sometimes its fleeting. Sneaking away from us without making a sound. Other times, it clings to us, and we can't believe that we still have so much of it left (think Dentist visit, dance recitals...).
As I get older, my experience is that Time has roller skates on! I can't seem to convince Time to slow down and wait for me to; feel better, get thinner, have more money, etc. I've finally realized that its up to me to manage the precious time that has been given me. I do the best I can.
Wait. No. That's not true. I waste so much time.
Almost 40 years have gone by since this picture was taken. How the heck did that happen??
Since this picture, 4 children were born and grown. 4 beautiful dogs have come and gone. 14,600 days, 350,400 hours, and (I can't figure out the minutes, but it's a lot!) have passed!
Every day I tell myself, "today I will be better with my time". Every day I still waste it.
So, I thought about that. Why not just look at it differently? Let me change perspective.
Every day, I take the time to revel in life. I work hard to become the best version of me that I can, and when I want to go window shopping, or to sit in the sun, I honor myself by doing so. Every day, I notice what my body needs: more water, more fiber, more exercise..... and I honor my body by noticing this and by giving in to those needs.
Every day, I notice what my mind needs. It might be to sit down and read a few blogs, go for a walk, call my sister, have lunch with a friend, or to just sit in a lounge chair, listening to a podcast.
...and I honor my body by noticing this and by giving in to those needs.
If I can remember this perspective, I won't be so disappointed in myself every single day.
Honor Yourself. Check your perspective. Isn't it about TIME?
Debbie Jaine lives in Woodbury, Ct. Helping women to see their wonderfully kind and powerful selves is what she loves to do best in her business and also in her personal life.