Where does the Time Go?

Time…Friend or Foe?

It is truly amazing at how quickly time is going by.  It feels like just yesterday we were Celebrating the beginning of a New Year, and were talking about what Resolutions were being made for 2014.  In a blink 2014 is 1/2 over and and the resolutions are long forgotten.  The kids are another year older, and finished yet another year at school.  Where has the time gone? What do we have to show for the passing of this time?  

It is all about perspective, I guess;  On the one side of the  coin, on the surface it looks as though there was very little accomplished, but on the flip side, when you look deeper, and in retrospect it was an amazing six months, with numerous accomplishments, and triumphs. 

When I sat down and took the time and truly reflect on the past six months, It turns out it was not a waste of time at all. I have done a considerable amount, albeit not visible to everyone. First off there were several wins in the goal department, with great help from one of my mentors Mr. Bob Molle.  To be honest they were small goals, but still achieved just the same.  I have had the pleasure of traveling west to meet some amazing people in “The Mastermind Program”, who have both encouraged and inspired me to continue on the road of self discovery.  I have been able to recognize that certain volunteer positions were not a good fit, although volunteering remains one of my core beliefs, some  positions are just not for me.  I have helped raise over $25, 000 for a local charity as the Vice President of their Board.  I have been able to be home, and available for my family as they needed me, for school trips, scraped knees, unforeseen business trips, and unexpected trips to the emergency room; all without even a blink.  At the end of the fist six months of 2014, I can hold my head high and say that I did something.  I did something  better.  I did something bigger.  And I did it because I wanted to, not because I had to.  After all is that not the meaning of success…”doing something for want versus need”?

So  is Time a friend or is Time a foe?  You be the judge, but Time no matter friend or foe is always ones greatest asset.

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.                                                                                                                                         Harvey MacKay