Often our days are busied with worry, stress, complaining, work, and a general wasting of time. Once we finally realize the value of our time, often for many of us it is too late. While your life might seem like a long time in the midst of it, truly it is a blink of an eye. Today, make more time to be present in your life. Even small moments–enjoying a cup of tea, calling a friend, reading a favorite book–should be enjoyed. Restructure your day so that you can get all of your work done, but allow for extra time to be spent on personal matters. Stop procrastinating!
This is particularly good advice for me. I don’t take enough time to “stop and smell the roses”, so to speak. This morning, as I opened wide the bedroom window, I took the time to close my eyes and inhale the morning air, sweet with the dampness of dawn, soft and moist on my face, filled with bird song. It’s such a small thing — I always open the bedroom window wide when I make the bed, no matter the time of year. But on any other day, that initial blast of cold air might send me shivering to another room. Not this morning. :) Life IS short. Life is only moments. Enjoy them.