There was a Time when everyone wore a time piece or took pride in sporting a particular brand of watch on their wrist. It was a habit of the time-wise to flick the wrist and check the time How long ago was it that you would see a man pull the watch on the chain out of the pocket so he could address the time.
Chicago sung the famous song “Does anybody know what time it is?” How lost a person can feel if they do not know what time it is.
The phrases: Time has just gone by …, Does anybody know what time it is?… Time just marches on… Time just runs by… A time capsule…Can you arrest time? The years just flew by… and so on …tick, tick, seconds, minutes, hours, sunrise, sunset, days, weeks, months, seasons, years, and then history in the making.
My Mother-in-Law Marcia is an expert on time. She is 98, and she has always practiced a schedule and her watch is a big part of it. Marcia still does her own laundry, changes her bed, daily walks with her dog, reading the paper, and she balances her checkbook. She said she plans her life around time and according to her watch. She is very aware of time, and there is this connection between the flick of the wrist, the time and what she expects to be doing next.
Her mind frame is there is a time to get up, a time to eat breakfast, morning activities, time for lunch, afternoon rest and activities, afternoon walk with the dog, time for dinner, and then there is time for evening activities, and then time for bed. Nothing is happenstance, nor is it haphazard.
Too many function by feelings, do I feel like eating, or I felt like eating something sweet, or I did not feel like going to bed etc. Too much feeling interferes with natural scheduling. The old circadian rhythm is rendered dysfunctional.
Not everyone has a watch, many depend on their phone. Phones do lose their battery strength, then where are you? When you see someone often looking at their phone you wonder are they checking for messages and only half interested in being there with you. No one really looks at their phone that often for the time, then again, if they are, just send them on their way, why let them waste your valuable time with their lack of attention.
A watch whether it is $100.00 or $7.00 is an investment because it can keep you time-wise. I am trying to be more aware of time and work in time blocks as Marcia suggested. A greater sense of accomplishment, routines are vital for our longevity.
Sometimes we just have to get thru it, other times it just fly’s by. No matter how you look at it time is ours to manage most productively. Being aware of time is essential. A time to be born, a time to die, a time to skip about, as King David poetically wrote about. Later his son King Solomon said at Ecceclasties 9:9-11 ” Enjoy life with your beloved wife all the days of your futile life, which he has given you under the sun, all the days of your futility, for that is your lot in life and in your hard work at which you toil under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might, for there is no work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the Grave, where you are going. I have seen something further under the sun, that the swift do not always have the race,nor do the mighty win the battle, nor do the wise always have the food, nor do the intelligent always have the riches, nor do those with knowledge always have success, because Time an Unforeseen Occurrence befall them all.” Time to Heed the time in our life.
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