The Speed of A Year
The speed of time never ceases to amaze me. It seems like every time I blink a day, week, month, season, or year is over. Perhaps no season travels faster than Summer. When it comes to big units of time (months, years), I seem to be intentional in how I spend my time, but in the days and hours, I tend to be more carefree. If I want to make those months and years mean something, I need to keep focused and live each day with purpose.
There's truth in the mantra, "Seize the day!" Since days are the building blocks of weeks, months, and years, how we spend our days is vitally important. There should be time for work, play, rest, and recreation. A balanced day ensures that I move forward as a whole person, not just as parts of a person. A balanced day also ensures peace as I lay down at night, knowing that all that could be accomplished has been accomplished.
Although we're past the halfway mark for this year, 2015 is far from over. In a singular year, we all go through many changes and transformations. There are new experiences, new ideas, and new challenges that we encounter. Declare now, starting today, a year of growth. Identify those areas where you want to improve, go out, and get it done! Don't wait for a calendar or January 1st. Start now!
Enjoy your time with your kids today. Relish in spending time alone with your wife. Move beyond laziness, get out there, and do something amazing today!