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Time Accelerated

Scientifically speaking

Time does not go by more quickly

As we age.

However

From my perception

I think whoever said it first

Was onto something.

In reality

As I listen to the ticking clock

In our living room…

Don’t ask me why we bought one that ticks

I still haven’t figured it out…

Anyway

As I listen to it

I realize it’s just a constant reminder that

I have a limited amount of time

To accomplish the unlimited number of things

I want to do.

So

Before I jump off the cliff

And fly into the week

I must prioritize.

Too often

The things that are truly important

Get relegated to the leftovers

Leftover time.

Leftover energy.

Not good.

I think one difference between

Living a successful life

And an unsuccessful one will be

My attitude toward time constraints.

Does the realization that

I have only “x” number of days

Cause me to fatalistically throw up my hands

And give up?

Or does it challenge me

To invest every moment wisely?

I must map my route

Placing the most important destination

At the top of my itinerary.

seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matthew 6:33-34 NIV).

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Choices

While I don’t believe

If I do everything right

My life will be

Turbulence free

I do know that

I can make

Good choices

Or

Bad ones.

Some of them concern

Obedience to the Flight Manual.

Others are simply

Good choices for me

Things like

Washing the dishes before bed.

It doesn’t sound like a biggy

And for some of you

It’s never an issue

However

I’ve often neglected the kitchen

For days at a time.

Since I got the place

Tidied up for

My daughter’s book party

I’ve tried to keep it

In decent shape.

When I wake up in the morning

To a clean kitchen

It always brings a smile.

And then there’s

That tricky concept of balance.

Yesterday

I spent far too much time

Checking Facebook and my email

Not to mention succumbing to

The onslaught of fluctuating hormones.

Today

Social networking is relegated to specific times

After I’ve completed specific tasks.

These kinds of thing

May not give me wings.

However

If kept in proper perspective

They can’t keep me earthbound.

What does give me wings?

Going to sleep

Talking to the Flight Instructor

And waking up

Doing the same.

Making review of the Flight Manual

A priority

No matter how many times

I read it.

Once I’m ready for the day

I can take

My list of destination

(aka my to do list)

And head for the skies.

I simply must make

Good choices.

Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness (Romans 6:13 ESV).