Thursday, April 16, 2015

What are you doing with your 1440?

   A song came on the radio the other day that I've heard many times. As I sang along, one of the lyrics really stood out to me. It was from the song "Suds in the Bucket" by Sara Evans.  The line that really grabbed my attention was, "And no you can't fence time...."
   Wouldn't it be great to be able to fence time? When life seems like it is going to fast, you could just make it slow down...just a bit. The more I thought about it, the more I realized if we had more time, we would just find something else to fill that time. Pretty crazy thought, but for myself, I know it would be true.
   Having a child who is about to graduate, I really like the concept of fencing time. However, I know the time I've been allotted with my kids at home is just about done and with each passing day, I'm learning to be okay with that. It's part of the plan.
   Time is a gift. We have 1,440 minutes in a day and we get to choose how to spend those minutes. We are in control of every single one of them. Think about your 1440. Are you happy with how you spend it? Do you wish you had more? When the final grain of sand falls in your 1440 and you get a new 1440, do you look back and was a great 1440?
   What are you doing with your 1440?