This weekend marks the end of British summertime – and we turn our clocks back an hour. I always appreciate the fact that by doing so we get an extra hour’s sleep – as well as knowing that for a while it will be light earlier in the mornings – meaning that I won’t have to wait for it to be light enough for me to get out for my early morning walk.
I love finding quotes that express my thoughts – I find this one this one so amusing “Just a reminder to turn back your clocks tonight – unfortunately only one hour – not twenty years“ – and yet at the same time it’s so true for – much as we might at times – wish we were young again – wish we had done things differently – we can never turn the clock back on our lives – we can never go back in time – relive the years that have past.
Time is so very precious – yet something that far too often we seem to think we have plenty of. Thinking about time and its value makes me more conscious of how I use it – for as this quote says – “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“. I admit that I don’t always value time as much as I should – in a sense I guess I take it for granted – allow it to simply pass by.
My time is not only precious to me – but can mean so much to others too – if only I am willing to give it to them – give them a part of myself – my life – that passes by so quickly. If I miss out on giving others of my time – I lose that chance forever – may never get the same opportunity again. So – as I remember to turn back the clock this weekend – I also remind myself of how precious time is – and that it is something that I can never get back – yet – always have the opportunity to give it away.