What I have come to appreciate, or value, most this past year is Time. Fleeting, coy, and winsome Time. Does anyone else feel like the year 2010 went by much faster than any year previously? I absolutely do. And I’m not necessarily pleased with how I spent my portion of Time this year...or even the couple of years before it. I feel as though I wasted so many minutes, hours, even days on things that never amounted to anything.
Things do happen for a reason, and there is lots to learn from life experiences...even the disappointing ones. I know not everything was a waste of Time. And perhaps if I didn’t feel that way, I would not have this appreciation now for the gift that Time is.
The fact is, life it too short to spend it wishing for things that will not be, waiting for things to happen instead of doing something, and wanting things that fall short of what we deserve.
Moving forward into 2011, I hope to be a real steward and friend to Time. To spend it wisely, acknowledge it with respect, and cherish the moments I call mine.
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