Well, tonight I joined Face Book. Many of my family and friends have been asking me to do that for a long time, but I have always hesitated because of all the TIME I have heard it takes. It's not that I didn't want to connect with friends but...being on the computer isn't my favorite thing. I write in my blog each day and do a few emails, and that takes enough time as it is. However as we (my daughter- in -law) and I were setting up my Face Book Account, I was amazed at all the people that were on there, some people that I haven't seen or heard from in years. Another worry is that I won't remember someone, being 50 has a way of doing that to you :) So I will try this Face Book out and see how it goes.
I was able to visit on the phone today with a dear friend of mine who is also battling cancer. It has been a long time since I have talked to her and I was just thrilled to hear her voice. It was an incredible conversation with someone who truly has walked the same road I have. We talked about the emotional roller coaster ride that cancer is, and also about how precious our time is with those we love. I think when you face a major disease or problem big like that in your life...you can't help but think of time differently. You appreciate each moment more.
My daughter sent me this wonderful story about TIME. I hope we all can read it and truly... try to make the most of the TIME we have been given. Good night dear friends!
A man had a dream, where he saw multitudes of people rushing into what looked like a bank. The bank was called “Time Bank”. Curious he entered the building to see a long corridor filled with cubicles. In each one was a loan consultant who lends out time. The man walked down the passageway, overhearing the conversations with clients. The first cubicle was a young woman begging for two years time. She was a wonderful violinist, but put it on hold to travel the world, and now her fingers were stiff so she could no longer play. She pleaded for time to go back and correct her mistake.
The next cubicle was a man asking three years. Three years ago, the man’s boss came to him and told him to prepare just in case he was transferred. Soon the boss was transferred, but the man had not prepared as he should have and now pleaded for those three years back.
The third cubicle was an old man who was requesting for four years of his life back. His doctor had told him to change his diet and lifestyle for the sake of his health, but he had not heeded the warning. Now that his years were declining, he needed more time.
The man awoke up and thought, “What a pointless dream!” But as the day went on he began to wonder, “What have I done with my time?”
"TIME IS FREE, BUT IT'S PRICELESS. YOU CAN'T OWN IT, BUT YOU CAN USE IT. YOU CAN'T KEEP IT, BUT YOU CAN SPEND IT. ONCE YOU'VE LOST IT YOU CAN NEVER GET IT BACK." ~ Harvey MacKay
"LIFE IS ALL ABOUT TIMING...THE UNREACHABLE BECOMES REACHABLE, THE UNAVAILABLE BECOME AVAILABLE,THE UNATTAINABLE...ATTAINABLE. HAVE THE PATIENCE, WAIT IT OUT IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING." ~Stacy Charter