As I become older it feels as if the time is flying by faster and faster. There are still 24 hours in a day, but my perception is that I am loosing track of time and the day is over before it begins.
As a young girl I could not wait to be 16 and have that sweet sixteen party, to graduate, to be 21 and party, to be a wife, to be a mother, to have my children potty trained, to have my children begin school…. next thing you know time has gone by so fast.
When you are young and waiting for a future event to happen, it seems as if the time goes by like molasses! As you become older you look back and think "Where did the time go?" or "My, how quickly our kids have grown!".
Any one can lose track of time or take for granted the time you have. It's sad to think that half of your life is gone before you even know what it is.
Do less. Focus on what is really important and let go of the rest.
Disconnect. If you carry around an iPhone or other mobile device, learn to leave it or turn it off. It's hard to slow down if you are always checking new messages coming in.
Appreciation. Don't miss out on telling people how much they mean to you. Hug your children and savor every moment.
"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take the time to enjoy where we are." ~Bill Watterson