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Time for us....

Sunday, November 04, 2012

The past two weeks I experienced the convergence of a couple life events that has compelled me to think about time and how I use it. I experienced some health issues (gratefully , fixable) and medical tests that took me out of exercise, and tracking calories for a while. And then we had our annual 'gift of time' with turning back our clocks an hour, thus being given a sense of having another hour of life as a gift.

This, along with the fact that our home has been living for the past year under the specter of my wife's Stage 4 Lymphoma, still gratefully in partial remission, I often think of a Mark Twain quote I once read. I looked for it and found it this AM ......

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

I like to think Twain means, in part, the time to care...for yourself, for others in your life is now. This is the gift we are given. The choice, and the power to choose
how we use our time. I thank SP for one of the ways to bring my focus back.
I am glad to say I am back on exercise and tracking.
Do good work Spark friends and let us all remember that taking the time to care for ourselves has lots of far reaching implications. !

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CARRAND 11/4/2012 5:07PM


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SCRAPPINPOLLY 11/4/2012 9:42AM

    I love that Mark Twain quote!!

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PJBONARRIGO 11/4/2012 9:31AM

    Thank you for directing my thoughts this morning! That Mark Twain quote is right on target. It reminds me of a Jimmy Buffett quote- "Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see". emoticon

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