Five Minute Friday — Time

It’s Friday — okay, Saturday — so it’s time for this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. The exercise joins over 100 writers around the world, all transforming their thoughts into words on a specific prompt word for just five minutes {more or less}, then sharing our collective thoughts at Kate’s place (

five minute friday :: time


This week’s prompt is TIME. The timer is set for five minutes, so let’s GO

If I could keep time in a bottle …

No, that’s not the direction I’m going. It’s more reflective.

We’re all allotted just so much time for individual tasks, relationships and our own existence. That’s why it is so important to stuff each of those seconds with as much quality time as is humanly possible.

I mean, even our exercise is just a mere 300 seconds. It sound more than five minutes — 300 over five — but it’s exactly the same. We can stretch that time {it feels like I’m doing that now} but it remains the same.

Our lives seem to accelerate as we age. When we’re kids, it seems like forever from one birthday to the next. By midlife we start realizing time is speeding up. By the time you reach my age, you can’t believe how fast the time went by. It was only yesterday …

I’m 68 years, four months, … STOP

27 days old — or 24,986 days, 3,569.428571428 weeks. That’s 35,979,840 minutes or 2,158,790,400 seconds — give or take. It sounds like an eternity, but it’s just a speck in time for real eternity.

I often wonder whether I took advantage of all that time. Probably not. But as the remaining sand flows through the hourglass, I shall at least try.

That’s it for this week. Check out Kate’s place to see what others thought about time.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Maybe it’s time for you to step out of the false security of a nice Christian environment. You need a Christian in-vironment. You need Christ in you, not around you. — Ron Hutchcraft

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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Time

  1. Thanks for your post. I appreciate the reminder that we regardless of past mistakes, including not making the most of our time, He gives us the opportunity to do better with each new moment He allows. Visiting from FMF. Blessings.


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