One of my favorite songs is called BREATHE by Anna Nalick. One of the lines in this wonderful song is “life’s like an hour glass glued to the
The visual is quite glaring, no flip-overs. What’s done is DONE! My take on this is what’s done is not necessarily GONE!
How can that be?
Yes, time passes, but the memories and lessons last as long as they serve me.
Here is the thing that gets many of us into tons of trouble…
I can make sad memories last FOREVER. I turn them every which way from Sunday. I ponder about things I could’ve done, should’ve done or would do if I am ever in that same situation again.
What I am really doing is wasting the sands that are flowing through the hourglass right now. Instead, if I try to learn what I did well and promise myself that I WILL NOT repeat what I did that brought sadness then I am most surely using those grains of sand to the best possible end.
I have hourglasses strewn throughout my home and office and I often just flip them over to remind myself that those grains of sand really do represent my moments here on earth…moments that are precious and perfect.
Go out and find yourself a beautiful hourglass and keep it in view. When you feel yourself wasting time or fretting about things that cannot be changed, like the weather or a cranky family member, flip the hourglass. This can work one of two ways:
1.) Fret for as long as there is sand left on the top and make it a best fretting you have ever done…then be done!
2.) Use it to remind yourself that the grains represent precious time and start being grateful for all the good in your life.
Time is precious…
You are precious…
Life is precious…
Happy hunting for your hourglass!
Love and light
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