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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: 24 Hours (01/27/11)

TITLE: Every Minute Matters
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02/03/11


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“How was your day”?
“Well, it was Monday”.

Twenty-four hours later,
“How is your day going”?
“It's ok, but there's still a long week ahead”.

And next,
"Are you having a good day"?
“Is it really only Wednesday”?

Then comes,
"How's your week been?"
“I am so glad tomorrow’s Friday”.

Until finally,
“Thank goodness it’s Friday”!

Sound familiar?

I hear these very comments all the time; I myself am guilty. I don’t know why we want to move through life so quickly, why we, as my Mother used to say “wish our life away.” I can’t help but wonder, when I come to the final days of my time here on earth, if I will wish back some of those hours I wished away. Will I look back with regret and long for the days I hurried through? Twenty-four hours seems like such a small thing in the shadow of eternity, but when you consider all that God spoke into existence within that small frame of time, it doesn’t seem so insignificant does it?

How much richer our lives would be if, rather than wish for the days to pass, we would stop to think about how we could invest those hours in the things that bring lasting rewards. No, we can’t speak a solar system into existence; we can’t divide the waters or fill the earth with every form of life. But, we can tell someone we love them, we can speak words of encouragement to a friend who feels hopeless, we can wipe the tears from the eyes of a child, we can hug someone who desperately needs a human touch.

So, the next time you find yourself winding the clock forward, stop. Instead, cherish the time you have, remembering that a day, once it has passed, is gone forever.

And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
(Genesis 1:4-5 ESV)


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/04/11
This is very true. We do spend so much time wishing our lives away, then suddenly the kids are grown and we waste time wishing it back. It is important to celebrate every second.
Leola Ogle 02/06/11
As I have gotten older, I certainly wish time would slow down some. I wonder why I was so impatient in days gone by. You made a very good point. I really enjoyes it!
Brenda Rice 02/06/11
Thanks for sharing. This is full of truth. I'm trying to appreciate every day realizing it is my destiny at the moment.
Mildred Sheldon02/08/11
So very true. Every minute does matter, but we live in a rush, rush world where we run from one thing to another always looking, searching or expecting. We learn to enjoy each moment after we've aged and realize the importance of time.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/10/11
Congratulations for placing 7th in level two!