Week 16 – Controlling the time

One of the things that everyone around the world has in common is the time. We all have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days per year. It is very interesting to think about when the time really started to be counted in human history. I really like the book “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom: he presents characters in the book wishing to have more time, wishing the time to stop and wishing it to pass quicker. He also made us think about our lives without timekeeping, probably impossible to imagine! Because we already know the date, the year, the month which we are. We are busy with our schedule and our calendars. We have clocks around the house; we wear the time on our wrist. We are sometimes late for our meetings or to go the theatre and so on. We try to control the time for almost everything around us but sometimes we cannot do it and it can cause stress and frustration.

We should enjoy every moment of our life, not wish it to pass quickly or slowly, the time is precise, it is perfect.  We need to learn to understand the different periods of our lives. Some times can be good times and some times can be difficult times. The secret is to accept it! “Everything that happens in the world happens at time God chooses … He has set the right time for everything.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,11). If you look at everything around you, you will realise we are the only ones counting the time- the animals and the rest of nature are just there, existing without rushing. Probably this is one of the main problems of today’s society: we are all rushing around to fit as much we can into our days. I do recommend that you make the most of your days, but prioritising things helps to reduce the stress. Remember that you can only do so much in your day, and do not look for the quantity of things you do each day, but for the quality of everything you do. This will help you to enjoy your time with things that really matter to you.

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