Saturday, October 1, 2011


There are 365 days in a year.  There are 8760 hours in a year. There are 525600 minutes in a year.   We spend about 175200 minutes asleep per year and about 87600 minutes eating.  That leaves us with 262800 minutes left in our year.  A majority of that is spent at work or school but the question is what do you do with the remainder of the minutes you have in a year? 

When you put down the numbers on paper, you can really start to question so of the things you do during a year.  Do you stress a lot about work when you are at home?  This takes away from family time.  Do we get in fights with friends or family and spend time made at them instead of enjoying their company?  Do worry about money and bill?  Do you watch the sunrise or set?  Do you laugh, smile, and live?  How much of that time do you spend in prayer or at church?
It’s so hard to decide what to do with the time we are given during a year.  We spend way to much of this time worrying or putting ourselves in situations of strife or pain instead of enjoying the things we have.  Sometimes we have years where things happen and no matter what we do we are going to have to deal with those things but I don’t forget to live.  It is so easy to do.   We forget that life here on earth is limited and we only get so much of it.  When the clock is running out and you are looking back on what you have done with your life and the experiences you have had, will you be happy or disappointed? 
Life is hard, it can be overwhelming sometimes but when you make an effort to enjoy life instead of stressing over the small things, it becomes so much easier.  Life is what we make of it.  So make the most of it.
Watch the sunrise while wrapped in a blanket, enjoy your child’s soccer game no matter what the score or outcome is.  Learn to cook, read a book, or watch a movie.  Spend time with friends and family.  Enjoy your job and if you don’t consider a change.  Have hobbies and gardens.  Love each other and make up quickly after fights or indifferences.  Drink your coffee outside.  Go for a hike and bask in the glow of the glory of God’s creation.  Go to church, join a bible study, attend Sunday School, and become part of a church committee.  Do something for yourself and then do something for others.  Laugh, love, live, and be you.  Look for the positive in life and work through the negative in a constructive way.
We have to understand that there will be disappointment, sorrow, and strife in our lives but if we work through it, ask for help, and don’t stress too much about it, we will be able to spend more time with the people we love doing the things we love.  Life has a beginning and an end.  Each year we are given 535,600 minutes.   How do you measure a year in your life?  Enjoy your life, live in the moment, and don’t forget about how many minutes you have in remaining in this year.  I just spend 20 of them writing my blog for today and I am so happy that I did!

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