Time is intangible. Time is priceless. Albert Einstein showed that time is an illusion.
The measurement of time began with the invention of sundials in ancient Egypt. The ancient Maya developed one of the most accurate calendar systems in human history. Lunar calendars are used worldwide determining religious festivals and national holidays. Time is manmade.
I think about time A LOT. The word time is used, All. The. Time. And in almost every corner of our daily lives.
There are all kinds of time: Face time. Screen time. Primetime. Quality time.
Have you thought about how many song titles contain the ‘t’ word? Here are a few:
If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
Time is on my Side by The Rolling Stones
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes from the movie Dirty Dancing
Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is? Whenever I randomly hear this song the world stops spinning.
It causes me to pause and listen acutely - this song takes me back to a special moment that I see vividly in my mind.
I wonder if this is what timeless is?
When in a line-up at the grocery store and someone offers you a place ahead of them and says “I have all the time in the world” it feels like winning a small lottery. This is such a gracious gesture. Everyone’s time has incredible value.
COVID has catapulted much of the human race into asking, “How do I want to spend my time? Who do I want to spend my time with?
Where do I want to spend my time?” ‘My time’ defines ownership. It’s interesting the words time and spend show up in the same sentence.
To the best of my knowledge, you can’t buy time.
When I feel pressed for time and hear myself thinking or saying “There’s not enough time in a day” there’s a mental practise I use.
Rather than fuss about the lack of time I visualize a living, growing, aromatic plant and spell the word T-h-y-m-e. It just feels different and somehow there’s less overwhelm. I’ll let you be the judge of thyme versus time.
Many times over the past year I’ve been asked, “When will we be travelling again?” In my heart of hearts, I am confident we will travel again, although only when the time is right. 😊
Celebrate Valentines, celebrate Chinese New Year, facetime family on Family day, buy a scratch ticket and give it to the person that waved you ahead in the grocery store line-up. Live each day. Have the time of your life . . .
. . . because I know for sure “Time waits for no one.”
Yours In Thyme
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