Monday’s Thoughts

Never have I been more aware of time as I am these days.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it’s a by-product of my milestone birthday approaching in another ten months.  I’ve heard it said that, as it approaches, you begin to realize that a good chunk of life is now behind you.  You’re broadsided by the fact that there is absolutely nothing you can do to change that chunk.  It has been laid to rest in the annals of history, as is.  Now, you’re looking toward the future, the chunk of life that lies before you, with knees-knocking, nail-biting hope that “I can get it right this time”.

Usually, by this time, you’re traveling down one of two roads – either you’re on a road with clear visibility meaning you know exactly where you’re headed and how you’d like to chew on the chunk of life that lies before you.  Or you’re traveling a foggy road with low visibility representing the fact that you still have no idea what direction you want to go in, but you’re hoping you can feel your way through the fog.

I don’t know why I’ve thought about this so much lately.  I’m thankful that I do know which direction I’m heading in, but I guess now I’m wondering about you.  There’s no need to wait for an approaching birthday milestone as your invitation to really dig in and decide how you want to spend your days or what mark you want to make on the world around you.  Believe it or not, “What do you want to be when you grow up” is a question you aren’t too old to ask yourself.

So go ahead…

Ask yourself…

There’s no time like the present to get busy working on the answer.

Wise, Virtuous, Valuable,


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arlee Bird
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 22:38:36

    No matter how well planned your route or how clear the road ahead may seem, that fog bank can still roll in to confuse you or other obstacles can get in the way. Then there’s always car trouble and back seat drivers. Time just seems to keep coming faster and the brakes on this car are wearing out. Have a good time and make the best of things.

    Tossing It Out


    • Monica P. Watkins
      Jun 21, 2011 @ 20:26:35

      “Have a good time and make the best of things.” Sounds like pretty good advice to me! Thanks!


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