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Forum topic by HamS posted 03-13-2012 12:40 AM 1157 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2012 12:40 AM

There is only one resource that everyone on earth has exactly the same as everyone else on earth and that is time. I wonder how well I use the time I have, perhaps it would be worth while to ponder how you use yours as well. Of course some have more days than others, but everyone’s day is exactly the same length, to within an accuracy of a couple hundreths of a second anyway. Now, this must be the theory of relativity because it sure seems like the 24 hours on the weekend goes by so much faster than the 24 hours of Monday, I’m just sayin.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 01:14 AM

Boy Ham,
I think you have asked the ultimate question. I think the only thing I could/can say about this is that I could use my time in a wiser way, regardless of how I may be currently using it.

I guess the only real change that I have noticed in what I do is that I now more fully understand that I need to enjoy today for what it is, ... the here and now. At his age, saving for tomorrow is not in the picture anymore, but TODAY is.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 01:25 AM

Good post Ham, truer words have never been said. My father used to say to me, ” You spend your whole life trying to save time, doing this or that and when you get older, what happened to all that time you saved?”

We could all stand to use our time better, I am up early every day and in bed late every night, I try to fill the hours in between with as much as I can. At work I do as best as possible trying to achieve my goals, at home I do my best with having time for my daughter, my wife and any other family or friends to fill my time. As much as I try I am sure there are things I could add in to increase my time on this planet. I do volunteer work a few times a year, driving for the Shriners hospital, cooking for all the Motorcycle fund raiser events for fallen officers and their families several times a year, but there is o much more, and what I don’t have is more time. A buddy of mine works more now for charity then he did when he was a homicide detective and still has time to listen to me vent every now and then.

Use your time wisely, it goes by too quickly as it is, especially on the weekends ;-)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 06:49 AM

You mean something like this Ham? ...LOL…

Or this? NOT Necessarily Electronic Equipment …LOL..

All Kidding aside Ham. GOOD POST!! Never hurts to examine our “Habits” now and then.

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 11:05 AM

I find myself thinking more and more about this, Ham. It seems the older I get, the faster time goes by. I used to say “I can’t wait for (this or that)” but now I find that I don’t say that or think that way as often. Things will come soon enough, and then they will only be a memory. Anticipation is part of the process, and a good part at that.

I think the important thing is that we use our time wisely and to our best advantage. That doesn’t mean that we always have to be working. Sometimes taking time for ourselves or doing ‘nothing’ is the best use of our time if it replenishes our souls. Busy people can waste time as much as idle people do. The important thing is that we learn to appreciate each and every moment in our lives, whether they be doing something constructive or not.

Its a good question and one that will cause a lot of people to reflect. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 11:37 AM

Just as equally as using your time to the fullest is balance. When I was doing a lot of photography, I found that all of the places we went, I was seeing things through a viewfinder. I hadn’t enjoyed much of it at all. Even though I don’t remember all of the details of some of the places we went and didn’t take a lot of pictures, I still enjoyed it more.

Just like woodworking, if I go home after work and spend 5-7 hours in the shop, I don’t see my wife and she doesn’t see me. What kind of a life is that? One of the things about being married to someone is spending time with that person. After I am retired, she will probably send me to the shop just to get me out of her hair – but that may not be a bad thing.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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