Wishing For More Time

I’m not sure about anyone else that reads this, but for so long I found myself out of time.

There’s only so much time in a day.

Living fast and furious is no way to spend your days. It takes a toll mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

So often I just wished for more time.Image result for clock

I wished for a chance to just press pause.

Enter Unemployment.

then…

Enter Covid-19

A few weeks ago, I was watching Duke play what would be turn out to be the last college basketball game of the year. I, like everyone else, watched as tweet after tweet rocked the world with cancellations, suspensions, postponements, and announcements. The NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA Tournament, NASCAR, HS Championships and schools closed in a single tweet.

Wow.

Just wow.

Last night I was sitting in a quiet home and had the following thought…

Image result for Hall PassThis might sound silly but suddenly we have all been given a “hall pass” for the thing we can all use and that is the gift of time. Maybe it’s a few more minutes at the dinner table. Maybe it’s time to read that book or watch that movie at home.

Maybe it’s time to write a post on your long-forgotten blog (fingers pointed squarely at me). I don’t know what it means for you or your family, but I do know that we have it.

For such a time as this, we have a gift of pause. Use it!

Read a book.

Do a puzzle.

Play Guitar (or learn to… I know a good teacher).

Play Piano (or learn to).

Catch up on the “Honey Do” list.

Reconnect with your kids and grandkids.

Start a new hobby.

Exercise.

Laugh.

Love.

Engage.

Be where your feet are.

Pray more.

Image result for running out of timeMaybe turn off your devices.

Connect.

You get the idea. In our busy lives, it’s not often we get a chance to course-correct.

Re-calibrate.

Choose today to not see these moments as a distraction.

Choose joy.

Choose to accept this as a gift and embrace the moments.

Before you know it, we will all be back to wishing we had more time.

One thought on “Wishing For More Time

  1. Absolutely! I thought I would have a hard time, but I must be the only one on the planet that isn’t climbing the walls. It has been a gift of time. It is a horrible thing to have happened on so many levels and if I could make it go away I would in a heartbeat. Having said that, for me personally it has been a golden opportunity to work on my writing projects. I can’t let see this month end without making sure I’ve made the most of it. I’ve done my best. Still a few more days, and I’m fighting the clock to get at least at that much more done. Discovered how much of a toll the day to day takes on a person. I didn’t know how run down I was.

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