Time

There’s never enough, is there? Time is like a thief. That’s a quote someone wrote, isn’t it? But time can be a gift too. I look at my first hour of every day as a gift. The kids are sleeping. The house is silent. The dog lies snoozing at my feet. I listen to music, and I type. Or I read. Or I go for a walk while the sun rises. The minutes slip by, and I make the most of each one. I put words on sheets, and I weave a story.

I love when 6:30 rolls around, and the noises of the day begin to fill up the house.
A small child will sneak down the stairs, and tip-toe up to my chair, then throw their arms around my neck, greeting me as I greeted the day earlier.

We can make the most of our time, if we try. Some days, I’m not so productive. I procrastinate. I watch Netflix. But, I always use the time in the morning for myself. And I love that I set away this chunk of precious minutes to spend on myself. It’s hard to come by alone time when you have three children.

I use the time to write novels. To edit. To complain about writing novels and editing. I use the time to pour over Facebook photos and to catch up on commenting on the A to Z Blogs (these days).

Time isn’t like a thief if you use it wisely. Sure, we all will grow old and die, but it’s what we do with our time today that’s the most important. Use it wisely.

7 thoughts on “Time

  1. I’m a night owl and get most done between 10 and midnight. Its also the time when I can be guaranteed peace and quiet. I live alone, but the phone is busy. After 10pm, it would have to be an emergency for the phone to ring, so that’s when I pour a glass of something (usually sparkling water & cordial – I’m so rock ‘n roll) and settle down.
    On those few occasions when I get up early (or just earlier than my usual), it is glorious to enjoy the morning light with a cup of tea. But my mind is too flabby for writing then …

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  2. I enjoy my hour in the morning before I get the kids up for school. I have my coffee and ‘wake up’, print up any ebay orders I have, check my Facebook and twitter and pretty much unwind before the day starts. The past couple of years have brought a keener awareness of time to me as several close and young friends are battling (and have lost their battles) with stage 4 cancer. I try not to waste too much time and try to enjoy everything, even if it is just watching a bird at the bird feeder. Life is too damn short…-http://50andfabulousblog.blogspot.com

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