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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Oh-who can slow the hands of time; no one for they just keep on ticking... And the pages to a calendar keep on turning.

You could say time is like a river. It stops for no one. It has a beginning and an end. Just like
our life. Time moves swiftly.

I remember once saying to my Aunt-teacher, on a Monday: "I sure wish it was the weekend."

.....::: At fifteen years, I had my youth and an abundance of energy, but lacked wisdom. My Aunt's youth was gone, but in it's place was wisdom...::: I still recall her looking into my eyes and saying: "Never wish your life away. You will see It is going to go fast enough as it is." ....

...::: Funny how the young have boundless energy and a mind full of curiosity, Such gifts are not to take advantage of, for one day the hands of time will slow down.

Two choruses from "Today" by New Christy Minstrels:

...Today, while the blossom still clings to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
'Ere I forget all the joys that is mine today

I can't be contented with yesterday's glory
I can't live on promises winter to spring
Today is my moment and now is my story
I'll laugh and I'll cry and I'll sleep.

At this chapter of my life, my youth is a sweet but distant memory i look back on with fondness.
But like the butterfly, time is fleeing and time waits for no one.
What i once lacked, i now have. Wisdom and contentment have taken her place bringing fulfillment. I can't go back and i do not rush today. I have been graciously been given time and life.

Never wait for the perfect circumstances, because it is like tomorrow. It will never come.


....:: Make Today Count for it will soon Become Yesterday! .... And, each day, let go of the unpleasant things .... for at the close of your life, those will not be the things you remember.

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  • EDWARDS1411
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  • DEE107
    thank you so much for sharing
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    Another great blog and words to think about. You’re emoticon .
    417 days ago
    How VERY emoticon , Jan............
    You are so right.............tomorrow is not promised and we need to live each day to the fullest. I have to say that I have enjoyed every phase of my life for many different reasons. I have been very fortunate to have had two great parents who loved and guided me, but also helped me to be very independent. I was taught a good work ethic and held several jobs to pay my own way through college. My parents couldn't afford to help me but I feel that paying my own way was also a lesson in independence and self-fulfillment. As busy as I was with a full-time teaching job and our two sons, that time flew by so fast that I wish I could go back and enjoy it again. I taught until I was 60 and would have stayed until 65, but I blew my knee out and had to have a complete replacement which would have been right in the middle of a new school year. I decided that it would be best to quit my full-time job and teach part-time after my knee healed. I am now retired and I love the freedom of my comings and goings. I also volunteer for American Girl. We prepare for a sale held once/year with the $ made going to the Madison Children's Museum. My husband isn't as crazy about retirement because he has to be busy every minute of every day................can you say Adult ADD? He volunteers, he still does art projects on request, and he fishes during the summer and winter. Life is good and I do value each and every day...........especially the days I spend with our Grand-daughters ages 10 and 5.

    Thank You for another great blog.
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  • JAMER123
    Thank you for another great blog. I for one was glad to see my youth go fast but it really was slow in my eyes. As I left home for college, time began to fly but still at times stood still. Now that retirement has come and we are enjoying our lives, time is really flying. Don't you wonder why the good days go faster than the days not so good? A person usually wants to get out of situations when time refuses to move but when the adage of aging make time fly, it really can when life is being enjoyed.
    Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to come, enjoy the minutes given to you today!
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  • THOMS1
    As I get older I am amazed at how fast time goes. When we're kids we tend to wish for time to go very fast so we don't have to wait long for things like drivers license, high school, proms, graduation, now though as I am aging, it goes way too fast. Before I know it my life will be gone and there will be no tomorrows. What a sad thought. That's why we can't waste a precious moment of it. emoticon
    417 days ago
    I can remember a time when I used to wish life would move on more swiftly, of course, I was a child and I knew no better. It has been many years since that time and when I hear that people, including adults, want to rush a day by I ask them, " Do you want to miss a blessing?" Of course, they look at me really weird and thinking that I am crazy and then I break it down. I let them know that they never know what God has in store for them from day to day and here they are wishing this day would hurry up and end because of something that happened that they didn't like or want to get somewhere faster than want they are now for something good. I just make it plain that I don't want to miss a blessing from God by rushing a day or a minute so I let them know that they may be missing a blessing too. They seem to understand a bit better and they calm it down as they don't want to miss a blessing either.


    - Nancy Jean -
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    emoticon emoticon We need to enjoy each day some are packed with and great memories we carry with us for ever. others not so so fun but we learn something each day. . I enjoy seeing the ticker counting down to a fun event but then i need to remember to enjoy the journey to event its time and moments we never get back and just think how much we miss counting to the event .
    . Begin each day with a little courage a little curiosity a little spring in your step Doe Zantamata
    And enjoy each days gifts .
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    Comment edited on: 3/28/2018 7:28:56 PM
    My father used to remind me not to wish my life away.
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    Beautifully said! Then there are some like my Mom, she is 89 & still Gorgeous!, No Kidding! She is still teaching & writing books &&&&& She is my mentor, I love her so much. I get to go see her for Mother's day. She lives 5 hours away. I don't see her as much as we would like, but call & email almost daily! emoticon
    417 days ago
    Friends ... If you happen to see this .... i read each one of these posts and get a LOT from what
    you have to say too .......(always) .... Cherish my Spark family!! ... thank you for your wisdom and
    taking the time to read and post your thoughts. emoticon
    417 days ago
    Great reminder Jan!
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  • HOLLYM48
    I read this blog this morning but decided to wait until after work to comment. Isn't that the truth, we rush through life waiting for the weekend, our next vacation, our next chapter, whatever it is. But today is the day we must embrace, we must cherish every minute, enjoy our family and friends, let go of the little things and try to fix the things we can fix.
    I try to be happy regardless of where I am, or what I am doing. I won't wait for retirement, I don't know if I will be lucky enough to enjoy those years. I will love the people that are dear to me, I will cherish my spark friends as they(you) have made such a difference in my life.
    When I was young, I was in a hurry to grow up, now I don't want to go back, and I don't regret any choices I have made along the way. I married my best friend years ago, we continue to cherish each other and enjoy each other's company, I have lovely daughters that are the light of my life. I have a little doggy that greets me at the door each evening, so happy to see me and wondering where I have been all day.
    I am blessed and I thank you for reminding us all that today is the day, let us enjoy it and be thankful for what we do have.
    So glad to have you in my life and to read your uplifting blogs! Hugs and love to you!
    417 days ago
    emoticon As I got older I discovered the difference between want and need. At this state In my life I have all I need and the things I want are weighed against that need. With that realization came contentment. I celebrate each day because I have first hand knowledge that long life is not a given. So it is best to enjoy every day so that, if it is to be your last, you have no regrets how you spent it.
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    Comment edited on: 3/28/2018 4:47:03 PM
    Awesome blog! So true about gaining wisdom as we age, I just didn't realize it would continue as I look back on the past few years with new found wisdom, and honestly, some regrets.

    Keep up the great blogs and inspiring words.

    Carpe Diem


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    Beautiful post. I always wanted to leave childhood behind to be a grown-up. I knew not that for which I wished. emoticon
    417 days ago
    Jan what a beautiful blog!!
    Since we are the same age, I fully understand what you are saying enjoy life each and every day!
    When in my teens I thought Saturday night would never come, and now I turn around and another week is gone!
    It is nice to be in this place of contentment and the memories are so sweet.
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    This is so very beautiful thank you so much I shall always remember this
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    Appreciate every day you are given.
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    You know the old saying...Time flies when you're having fun! It sure does!! emoticon
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  • AURA18
    emoticon & creating good memories! Love the poem and pictures emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Beautifully said, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for sharing!
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  • LINDA!
    emoticon Someone told me don't wish your life away many years ago. I now understand it deeply. emoticon
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  • LIS193
    Beautiful blog!
    Live in the present.. yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn't promised.
    417 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Jan another wonderful blog with such a great message for all of us. Live the fullest of the day before you, we are not promised tomorrow. So enjoy the day, make it the best day for you.
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    Time does pass quickly. But what most people don't stop and realize (or think about) is that each age has it's own joys and sorrows.

    The Christy Minstrels are great, but could use a lesson in grammar. Bottom sentence of first verse, should it not be "are" instead of "is" -- yes I'm picky, but it would not have changed the rhythm of the song at all.
    417 days ago
    Great blog to remind us how quickly life goes by. Well done.

    Love your cover picture. Your buddy?


    417 days ago
    March 28, 2018 - The only one of it's kind with a lifespan of just 24 hours before it is extinct. ENJOY it, savor it, reap all that it has to offer while you can. Most of all be GRATEFUL that this precious day was given to us.
    417 days ago
    What a beautiful and meaningful blog, and it brought back memories of singing along to that song, on a record of folk songs, playing on my parents' hi-fi. And so wonderful to find the recording on YouTube, and remember. Thank you, thank you!
    417 days ago
    Man, that is so true! Why live with regrets! When I was younger I also was wishing my life away. I wished upon a star to magically lose weight. Did it work? No! Has spark worked? Yes. Did I get older before I found spark? Yes, I sure did. Older and Wiser. Many wrinkles later! Especially after I lost that weight! LOL
    Great blog!
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  • MOMMY445
    so well said! have a wonderful day!
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    BEAUTIFUL!! emoticon
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    So true, and beautifully written!
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    Thank you for directing me to your blog today. It's especially meaningful to me in my current situation. Hope you enjoy your day today. emoticon
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    Enjoy every moment!
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    What a wonderful message for today, and every day. I also remember always waiting for the weekend, and now those darn weekends come so quickly I wonder what happened to the week! I strive to enjoy every second of every day - some days it's easier. Like today. We have beautiful sunshine, the birds are singing (I think I am hearing robins although I haven't seen any yet), and it will be 50 degrees before the end of the day. I will relish every single moment of today because it will be short lived. A hint at spring - it is indeed coming.
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    Beautiful Blog... and very poignant. Enjoy our 'todays'. emoticon emoticon
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  • 1965KAREN
    You are absolutely right. The now is so important. What I do today can change my tomorrow. Enjoy and life each day as if it is your last. Each moment of your life is so precious. Thanks for sending me the link! emoticon
    417 days ago
    What a great reminder!! I enjoyed the pictures and reading your blog this morning! Enjoy THIS day that we've all been given!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    417 days ago
    Amazing how time seemed to pass so slowly when I was a kid and now it's just speeding by. However, time hasn't changed at all - just me.
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