Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Making the Time

Hi, friends of mine that take the time to visit me here!  I have been absent from here, as you know. But my absence here means I have been more fully present somewhere else, and that is a good and sometimes necessary thing. As many of you are rounding the corner of a busy time of year with graduations, end of school year events, or preparing to send a college student on their way to a new and exciting adventure...this past week I have been doing something that I had hoped I would never have to do. But it is alright. I will write more about that at another time...but for today, I came across this quote on another blog and wanted to share it here as it sums up my thoughts on the subject of "time"so well. I am thankful that my family took the time to be with me and support me and my parents during this past very difficult week. I am thankful I have had the ability to take the time this past year to make the needed trips across our state to my parent's home at times which were not always convenient and many times rushed and had a feel of emergency. I am thankful I took  the time to listen to my mom on what could be her last day living in her own home and hear her memories she shared. I am thankful.
The way I see time is we are all given 24 hours in a day. Each and every day. We make choices how we spend our time, and if we say we are always busy, or there is never enough of it...then I think it is time to reevaluate our time in light of what is truly important to us. Time is always moving, it is fluid, it does not wait for us. We are wise to wait on it, to seize it when the opportunity presents itself...and to let go when it has moved on. I am working on all of these in my life right now. How about you?

"As busy as we can make ourselves feel, or sometimes as busy as we want to seem to others, there is nothing more important than just making time. For a friend. For a daughter. For someone who wants you and needs you for something. There is always something else you can do, somewhere else you can be. We all get the same amount of time each day. If we say we don’t have the time, what we really mean is that we don’t want to make the time. Because if you can’t make it for one thing, it means you made it for something else. Something else took priority. Today, choose to make the time. Make time for yourself. Make time for someone else. Make the time for something you’ve been putting off. I doubt you’ll regret it. – Emily, Remodeling this Life "


  1. This is a beautiful write up Traci. I agree.. It seems that the world evolves so quickly these days. I have re-evaluated my life lately and I am trying to surround myself with good pure things and people. I feel blessed by it all and so much more relaxed..
    Hugs to you as your mom transitions. I am sure this is very diffucult.. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers..

  2. what beautiful thoughts and oh so true

  3. I've been praying for you, my friend. Know what a difficult season this is, but look at the lessons God is gracing you with. How wonderful to be able to put it all in positive perspective and offer us some wise counsel too. Thanks for sharing...I needed it today.

  4. Traci, you have such a gift for putting your thoughts and emotions into the written word. I enjoy your writings and how well you can express yourself. Your are in my thoughts during yet another transition in your life.

  5. I often think of you. It has been a very challenging year for you but you still took the time to attend to the needs of others even though you were weary from your efforts. You will be blessed.

  6. You are a good person, Traci. I'm so glad I read this post. I'm at that place where I need to rethink a few things. You took the time to write this post, and those who read it are better for it. Thank you.


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