Do You Have the Time?
Is it time?
How much time do I have to be and do what I want before I run out of time?
I’m sure we’ve all heard the query, "does a fish know it’s in water?" Google says no! A fish can’t understand water because out of it, it doesn’t survive.
Do we know our lives depend on time, and that everything in our lives is measured by time. The time you were born, walked, drove a car, graduated, married, had children, STOP! Nothing measures a life in time as having and raising children. Today I am writing this article on the day my son Ron was born fifty-one years ago. From the day of his birth to the day I became a grandmother, twice, until today, my life has been a measurement of our lives spinning through a reality we create one timely decision after another.
Take time and think of your children and the width and depth they have created in your timeline. How much more are you because of their lives?
And then there are other relationships; our family, spouses, friends, partners, and co-workers and of course the relation to nature and the seasons that reinforces our connection with time. There are no shot cuts, You can’t force nature. It blossoms, grows, lives and dies on its own time. Similarly, you can’t push relationships to be something they are not…. they take time.
This week two clients inspired my thoughts on time.
Mary Lee, returning from a ten-day trip to Israel, stated the trip was a life changing time for her and her husband. Listening and watching her describe their experiences inspired us in the salon to want to travel and expand our lives…to make the time.
Gandolfa, our ninety-one-year-old client/friend/confidant/mentor began her most recent career only three years ago as a life coach. She and a friend, a sixty-year-old, flew out on Tuesday to New York City to attend the play, A Beautiful Noise, a tribute to Neil Diamond. They spent two evenings and returned on Thursday and Gandolfa was back in the salon Friday for her weekly shampoo and style. She boasted on what a great time they had. They are planning on traveling again.
I can’t help but ask, "where I am wasting time?" Such a precious commodity, and once it is spent, it’s gone. Is it time to let go of worry, procrastination, expectation, frustration, and condemnation. Whose timeline is taking my time? What trip, adventure and experience are waiting to take up some of my time?
There is no time like the present time. And it is indeed a matter of time.
And I'm celebrating the time I have with you.