Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's About Time!

I gasped Monday when I turned the calendar to November. The holidays are almost upon us! The end of the year is staring me in the face! How can that be? Then the words of a song popped into my head, “If I could save time in a bottle, The first thing that I’d like to do, Is to save every day, Till Eternity passes away…” Only I rewrote it in my mind to say, ” If we could save time in a bottle, we’d create a whole new addiction and people would be totally discombobulated and running frantically in a marathon until they can’t move…”

I figure time can be my friend or my enemy so we might as well be friends. Things sure flow better that way. In business, you will be effective to the extent to which you jealously guard your time. In your personal life, you will be effective to the extent to which you jealously guard your time. The key is deciding what you want. You can have it all, but you can’t have it all at one time.

Work ethic has never been an issue for me. I come from a long line of passionately hard workers. I recall when I called my grandmother on the occasion of her 90th birthday and inquired “How are you?” Her response was, “I’m just TOO busy!” What a legacy. The issue for me has been one of pacing and focus. Learning how to be completely present at whatever I have chosen to be doing at the time is the key to enjoying the rhythm of the day. Focusing on the truly important things is my other guiding star. I’m sad for people who make short term problems a lifestyle. I’ll not fall into the trap of letting the craziness of the world steal my joy.

With those thoughts in mind, I welcome November. Bring it on and finish strong.

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”~ Leonard Bernstein

Note: This month is NaBloPoMo and with insanity gripping me, I committed to participating over at my LifePoint Blog. Forgive me for a duplicate post today. I'll be around here with family news. I consider that blog my office -sometimes living room. This is my family room. Thanks for coming by to hang out when you can.

5 comments:

Ballerina Girl said...

thanks for inviting me into your living room...I always find your words so wise!

I am loving this time of year, every year! thanksgiving, Christmas...my favorites!

Happy Season!
BG

Zuzana said...

Happy November to you.;) Yes indeed, time flies way too fast. It feel it is like we just parted with summer and soon winter is here...
xoxo

sara said...

love this comment: Learning how to be completely present at whatever I have chosen to be doing at the time is the key to enjoying the rhythm of the day.

thanks for that reminder!!!

Chef Penny said...

ahhhh, time does move too fast always. at least this is my favorite time of year! Love this post!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Very timely word...thanks for sharing. I love the comment from your grandmother.