Soon we will be entering another new year and another new decade, 2020. Makes one stop and think about the importance of time. Usually we take time for granted thinking that there is always plenty of time. But the clock is always ticking. On January 1, Jim is turning 79, and this year we’ll be celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary. Seems like just yesterday we were a young couple with little children.
Each day can be used or misused. Each moment can be invested or wasted. Most of us take for granted that there is always plenty of time. Yet, the clock is always ticking. Go to a cemetery and look at any gravestone. Underneath the name you will see something like this: 1921 – 1984. A date of birth, a date of death, and a dash to represent everything in between. That’s all this life really is, the short little --– between the time we show up and the time we depart. That thought can either make you depressed or it can inspire you to action. My question to you this morning is: “What are you doing with the short little dash of your life? Recently I ran across these words from C.S. Lewis: “Never commit your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment as to the Lord.” So go ahead and make your resolutions, but don’t put off your happiness till you get slim, till you take that vacation to Alaska, or till you get that promotion. Enjoy today. Enjoy this moment. So jump in, grab hold, and do whatever task you have to do with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Make the most of your time. Remember the clock is always ticking.
Finding joy in the mundane tasks; not waiting till tomorrow to be happy, Linda