No Extra Time

TimIndestinFloridaThe waves are pounding against the white sand. It is Destin Florida therefore I am mistakenly thinking it is Eastern Standard Time.  I quickly learn it is Central Time in the Panhandle section of the Sunshine State.  Yay, it is an hour earlier than I expected.  I gained an hour!!  Did I really gain an hour?

Extra time?  Have you ever had any?  Does such a notion of extra time even exist?  Extra, extra! Read all about it. That reminds me of when I used to smoke cigarettes back in the day and I would ask my friend Gary if he has an extra cigarette and he would say no, this pack only came with 20.

Retaining a Texas time zone while on the East Coast quickly brings to mind Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in unison singing  “Time, time, time is on my side, oh Yes it is.”

Is time really on my side? Do you have any extra time? Of course not, it just makes for a good song.  What is time anyway?  Is it just a measure of life segmented into individual units? The fact is we all have 86,400 seconds in a day.  When I look at I that way it seems like a lot of time, doesn’t it?  The problem is we may not get another 86,400 fragments of time tomorrow.  None of us are guaranteed this allotment of what we call time.

With the unknown of how many seconds will be given to me, it matters me little what time zone I am in.  We all get the same amount of time in a given day until our clock runs out.  I am going to make the most of every sixty second journey and see all I can see while admiring God’s creations and beauty at every venue of life.

Extra time is an oxymoron. There is no extra time. Make the use of every magic moment. Take some time out.  Get out on the beach, sift through some moist sand and let the tiny granules act as an exfoliating agent after you pop your shoes off and walk in ice-cold froth delivered so predictably from the Great Atlantic.  Replenish your Vitamin D with a few rays from that powerful fire in the sky and take a few seconds and be thankful. Just breathe in the moment. Enjoy that segmented fraction of 1/86,400 and observe what is going on right now.  Forget the past, put the future on hold and take in right now.  Listen to the wind blow.

There is no extra time.  There is just now. Right now.  Be grateful for the moment.  Breathe in slowly, exhale even slower.  Now is awesome, isn’t it?  Even without extra time. Just pure awesomeness.  Enjoy!

And BTW, you took the time to read this and you have no extra time, thank you for reading.  Let’s learn all we can and let’s grow together.

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About Timothy S.

I am of lover of all. I love people. I believe everyone should be heard and I hope during that process that peace, love, encouragement, learning and growth are spread throughout society. I would much enjoy if you interact with my Journey so I can learn from you. Sign up for email updates when I post a new article.
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8 Responses to No Extra Time

  1. Normalicious says:

    Thank you for the reminder.
    I realized i do need to stop and smell the flowers once in a while.
    Great article & thoughts.

  2. Aaron morrow says:

    Well written Tim, really makes you stop and think about it!!

  3. Roxsburg, Cheeseburger says:

    ONCE KNEW A GUY WE USED TO CALL STAR BUCK WHO USE TO LAUGH WHEN I SAID YOU GOTTA TAKE TIME OUT TO SMELL THE ROSES. HE WAS VERY IMPRESSIONABLE THAN AND HIS BOSS AT THE TIME WOULD TELL HIM IT WAS FUNNY NOT REALIZING THAT THE BOSS DIDN’T WANT HIM TO DO JUST THAT. THE BOSS WANTED HIM TO KEEP HIS EYES ON THE ROAD AND HIS HANDS UPON THE WHEEL SO HE COULD TAKE THE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES.
    SUCH A THING!

    • On my journey I learned it Is a balance. Everything in life is a balance, still Starbuck after all these years.

      • Roxsburg, Cheeseburger says:

        Hey now that your free of married life you have an interesting life with your travel. Perhaps a divorce was a blessing in disguise? You still get to see your kids albeit not as much as you would prefer but times are different the only young one you have is Andrew and he seems to have adjusted well. The oldest is on his own and the middle is in Hawaii so how often would you get to see her anyway? Ask and ye shall receive.

      • I never asked for a divorce and I would not wish one on my worst enemy. With that being said, I am happy to have recovered well from an aweful time in my life.

  4. Dorothy Renz says:

    Just received this post today and enjoyed it. Your posts make me think!

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