…waiting for an available computer at school? That really sucks! The library today is busting out of the seams. It always seems to be this way the first few weeks of the quarter…then one of two things happen to slow down the frantic activity…either folks stop coming out in the weather or they drop classes after they get their financial aid refunds. Real talk…that’s what they do. It’s rather comical because the day after refunds are issused you see new laptops…clothes…shoes…purses…I’m not being judgmental…but it is what it is. Let me get on track to what I was originally supposed to be talking about.
Today is January 11, 2010…I feel kinda cheated…I remember growing up and watching the Jetsons. By this time we were supposed to be having flying cars and housekeepers named Rosie. I was supposed to be able have an apartment in the sky and a rocket launcher backpack…boy I feel robbed! On a more serious note…this day is extremely significant because this is the first day of weightlifting for the upcoming football season at the high school I coach at. What sets it apart even more is that my son is actually starting lifting today with the team. Even though he is only in the 8th grade, he is allowed to participate. This gives him a tremendous head start on any other incoming freshman. If you parlay his experience this past football season (him coming to every practice and game) he will be light years ahead.
This thought process brings me to this…where does the time go? I can remember his mother on the delivery table giving birth to him over thirteen years ago…wow! Now here we are on the verge of high school and I get the opportunity to coach my son on a higher level of football…on the varsity level. It is surreal. It is always the smallest of things that seem to choke me up. Looking back I couldn’t imagine that this day would come. All I can do is just shake my head!!! I can’t wait until the first time I hear his name over the PA getting recognized for a play…talking about a proud poppa!
Time…it flies…it is relentless in its progression. Time is not negligent in nature…time does not have time to peak in its rear view mirror to see who is trailing behind. Time is one thing you can NEVER get back. As the seconds turn to minutes…which transforms to hours…which morphs to days…which ultimately becomes an eternity it’s gonna be consistent in its ever-changing demeanor. Which brings me to this tri-fold question….WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR TIME…HOW DO YOU CHOOSE TO SPEND YOUR TIME…ARE YOU GONNA CONTINUE TO LET TIME PASS YOU BY?
Know that one day time will catch you…when it comes will you be ready?
“Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”