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Clocks that ‘tic’ and clocks that ‘toc’

We live in our chaos, our lives running with all the clocks that surround us.

We rush to get our kids teeth brushed, hair combed and food into their bellies. We run around trying to find time to cook dinners, attend PTA meetings, clean messy bathrooms and empty stinky garbage cans. We snip at our spouse, when their attention has wandered elsewhere, we chide our children for being too loud and making small messes, that seem in moments catastrophic to us.  We go to work, stress, feel exhausted, and make it a goal to spend time with family in the off hours. We do all these things for the hope, the desire that we will achieve happiness and have more time, one day.

But, what happens when the clocks all stop? What happens when time has stood still and we look around? What will we see, what will we try to accomplish? What happens when time is a thing of the past?

There will never be ‘more’ time. There will only be time. It’s just up to each of us how we live in our time, will we spend it, like a paycheck or savour it, love it, and use it wisely?

I have been schooled and I have listened.





About markella

I am a freelance writer with a creative flare for life. I see inspiration in all that I encounter and have a thirst for knowledge, life, running, cooking, being outdoors, my incredible family and of course taking pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. I spend much of my time as a student in life, learning from kids and all the wonder that surrounds us. I believe in always asking questions, even when nobody else will. l love the bountiful Okanagan Valley, where I call home and anticipate each season, as creativity and inspiration take their form all over the place here. I love the clinche saying, "You've made your bed, now lie in it." I believe we create our paths and determine our futures. Maya Angelou puts it simple and exact, " Be present in all things and thankful for all things."


One thought on “Clocks that ‘tic’ and clocks that ‘toc’

  1. Fantastic blog post.

    Posted by little gray bird | February 6, 2012, 3:30 am

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