Remember putting your brand new calendar up for 2019? A lot of people don’t even have calendars anymore, depending on their Smart phones for all their information. I still love having calendars because of the pretty pictures or dog pictures or chicken pictures and I can see in a second what day it is and I can write meetings and appointments and birthdays on them to help me remember things.
But I digress. Doesn’t it seem like this year has gone amazingly fast? It seems like just a year ago President Trump was inaugurated and here he will be starting his last year of his first term. What a lot has happened in our country since he became our president. I am looking forward to election year. I’ve always loved to vote and have not missed any major elections since I could. I have already got a sign in mind that I will paint and put up later next year. When Trump was running the first time I painted a sign that read, “Trains Toot, Toot for Trump!” because trains toot right in front of our house so I thought I’d take advantage of it. I could tell which engineers were really for Trump by how loud and long they tooted their horn. It was funny. I know some reading this don’t like President Trump much, but you got to have fun. Now tell me, really, is there any Democrat contender right now that you could have fun with? They all are so unhappy and angry and I don’t hear one of them saying what they would do to help this country. They just tell us how much money they are going to take away and give to others. I won’t even start on the gun confiscation.
But, I digress again because politics was not at all what I was going to write about. I know it turns a lot of people off. Me, I could talk politics all day and not get angry at anyone who disagrees with me. It’s a free country. At least for now. I’m trying to write about the passage of time It does seem to be going faster and faster and when I hear young people say how time is flying I believe something is up. I just think it was January 2019 just a very short while ago and now here it is, November and Thanksgiving time and soon Christmas, then Valentine’s Day, etc. I wonder if it’s because the stores rush us through the seasons that it seems they go faster? After all Christmas things have been in the stores since last month. I imagine there are people who have their Christmas shopping already done. Sometimes I want to just stop time for a little bit so I can enjoy the time I’m in. I look at my grandchildren and just yesterday they were tiny and now they are grown or half grown and I feel a little sad for those baby days when I could hold them on my lap although my 18 year old and 14 year old grandsons still crawl up on my lap and put their heads on my shoulder and I love every second of it and hope they will do that when they are grown men and I’m sitting in a nursing home. They can squash me, I don’t care. I don’t see any of my grandchildren enough, but they all are in school and sports and have jobs so their time is precious to them. But time is catching up to all of them. And I don’t have all that much time left on this earth. I’ve lived way over half my life now so each day Is a blessing.
Time is a funny thing. What is time? We try to measure it in hours and minutes and seconds, but it depends on what is happening in your life whether that time goes quickly or slowly. How slow is time when you are in the hospital wanting to go home? That same time flies when you are with people you love and you are doing something fun or exciting. Why is that?
Do you feel time is fleeting? Do you find yourself cherishing every minute? We all have eternal souls and one day those souls will be spending time somewhere. I believe in the afterlife, Heaven and that Jesus will one day welcome me there. I have no fear of death at all. It’s just falling asleep and waking up into eternity. It’s where you spend your eternity that you should think about. As someone told me after her husband died. He’s just in the next room. Just a thin barrier between them that will one day be broken.
So enjoy the time you have no matter how long or short. We all only have so much time on this beautiful earth so make the most of it. Live, love and pray to God. Thank Him for He created time. And He created eternity just for you. Bye.
This has been a picture free post. Pictures coming later.