Make the Most of Your Time

The other day I heard a song on the radio by Canadian country music singer Dean Brody.  That song was called “Time”  It’s a song about how we put things off ignoring the real important things in our lives like spending more quality time with our friends and family, noticing that each day that goes by time vanishes before our very eyes. Then we wake up and realize it’s too late.  We take time for granted.

That song made me think of what’s happening today.  There are so many distractions.  Whether it’s our cell phones, social media, video games, television etc.  It’s so easy to set more important things aside like spending more quality time with friends and family, even neglecting our work I hate to say.

I’ve noticed especially when we’re on social media we tend to get caught up in it and before you know it, we’ve  have wasted valuable time.  I will admit I’m guilty of doing that.

We need to realize that each day that does go by we can’t get it back.   We can’t climb into a time machine,(at least not that I know of) to say last Wednesday and relive it.  It’s gone forever.

We need to assess how we spend our time, set priorities. Time is precious.  Let none of us have any regrets.  The song says it all.

Time lyrics

[Verse 1]
A gang of kids on our peddle bikes
In a dusty town, way to ride
To the general store for popeye cigarettes
Class of ’99
Yeah we lived, laughed, loved and cried
Took for granted that those days would never end
Living like that yearbook picture wouldn’t fade
And some standing right beside me, I might never see again

[Chorus]
The trouble is
You think you have time
You think tomorrow’s always coming down the line
And then one day
You wake up and you find
The trouble is you thought you had time

[Verse 2]
Suit and tie, and a fancy job
Big old house, two car garage
He works hard for his wife and his son
An empty seat at t-ball games
It’s just a sacrifice he’ll make
He’ll make it up, next weekend comes along
Years go by and that day comes too soon
That boy goes off to college, and you stand in his empty room

[Chorus]
The trouble is
You think you have time
You think tomorrow’s always coming down the line
And then one day
You wake up and you find
The trouble is you thought you had time

[Verse 3]
Shotgun shells and a tackle box
On the floorboard of a truck
Morning sun burning fog off a lake
Teenage girl with her grandad
He takes her fishing but he feels bad
That she can’t take her eyes off that ‘ol Facebook page
But someday soon, who knows how long
She’ll look up from that phone and he’ll be gone

[Chorus]
The trouble is
You think you have time
You think tomorrow’s always coming down the line
And then one day
You wake up and you find
The trouble is you thought you had time
The trouble is you think you have time

New Year, New Blog

 

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A New Year is upon us. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!   2016 is gone, 2017 is here.  Usually a New Year signifies a new start, new beginnings. One of my new beginnings is to start a new blog.  I had a blog going last year but it wasn’t working out as I had hoped.  I found that I didn’t have the time to devote to it as I would have liked. I found I wasn’t managing my time efficiently therefore I got behind in my postings.  I deleted that site and decided to start fresh managing my time a lot better this year.

My previous blog started out focusing on my dental journey.  At first there was a lot to write about but then I really had nothing to update because nothing really was happening dental wise.  On this blog I will touch somewhat on my dental issues but will also post on a whole range of topics from faith to health to music and entertainment to politics etc. from a common sense point of view.  When an update on my dental situation  warrants I will update.

Here is my predictions for 2017.   I think geopolitically there will a lot happening worldwide. Russia, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Middle East for example  US politics will be interesting to watch with the new President Trump in the White House.  In Canada, I think politics is going to get rather ugly and the public will start to wake up from the antics of our politicians.  Economically could be a roller coaster, buckle up your seat belts.  I do have hope though.  I see light at the end of the tunnel but we the people have to get up from our backsides and work hard to make that happen.

Personally, I plan on keeping improving myself, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and reach out to those who need a helping hand.

What are your predictions for 2017?  What are you doing personally to improve yourself this New Year?  Share with me.  Don’t be afraid to leave a comment.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!