A mere 24 hours; or 1,440 minutes; or 86,400 seconds.
Basically. It’s all depends on how you look at it. Regardless of how minute’ you count the moments of time, once the day is gone it becomes the past. Mismanage enough seconds, minutes or hours, and a day lies wasted, never to be regained. However, waste a single moment of the day and can find a way to build on the waste and come out swinging for the fence!
“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” ~Charles Richards
Distractions can be an immense waste of time. Over commitment to the wrong focus. Anger. Frustrations. Disappointments. All can cause you to waste time that has no time being wasted.
This makes me think over the past hundreds of years and centuries. We have spent so much time and I’m not sure that we can call all of it productive. But that’s what I want to be with my time. Productive.
Consider this short list of special events from this day in history.
- 1803 – The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
- 1854 – “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson is published
- 1921 – GM engineers discover that leaded gas reduces “knock” in auto engines
- 1960 – Sperry Rand Corporation unveiled a new computer known as “Univac 1107.”
- 1990 – The first American hostages to be released by Iran began arriving in the U.S.
- 1993 – Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavor completed repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 2002 – United Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing $4 billion in the previous two years. It was the sixth largest bankruptcy filing.
In my world of Facebook postings:
- 2015 – Speaks to me daily: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much….’ Mt 25:21 ESV
- 2015 – Friends and Storms
- 2014 – A Doolittle Experience
A favored 12/9 scripture:
- And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he pondered and sought out and set in order many proverbs. (Ecclesiastes 12:9 NKJV)
- Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9 NKJV)