The Value Of Time

It’s funny how time flies whether you’re having fun or not. For perspective, Stevie Nicks is 68 years old. My Walkman is 38. Mom jeans from a lifetime ago are back in style. What’s worse, babies born in the year 2000 will graduate next spring. Dear Father Time: slow the f**k down.

Our first 20 years match the pace of an Amish drag race. The next 20 are spent pedal to the metal, catering to careers and kids. At 40, the scent of future freedom gets your motor running. After 50, the notion of a Sunday drive shifts into high gear, full speed ahead. Hurtling towards the finish line…

The author of Time in Perspective [depicted below] is unknown, but it paints an authentic picture of the value of time. We’re delighted to share it with you.

To realize
The value of a sister/brother:
Ask someone who doesn’t have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus, or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.

To realize
The value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

To realize
The value of a friend or family member:

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

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  1. Jodi

    Wow. Very powerful. Thank you.

  2. Lisa

    Time definitely doesn’t wait, however your blog has made me stop and pause! Thank you

  3. Dawn Pighin

    Wow never thought about time like that… very powerful indeed! xoxo

  4. julie

    To realize the value of a week…ask a friend who puts her heart and soul into writing a fabulous blog every seven days for the enjoyment of others.
    Thank you.

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