It’s Equinox Day – St. Patrick’s Day – and . . .

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  And Happy Equinox Day!

What does that mean?  A Irish celebration and 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.

Equinox also signals Easter.  How?  Easter holiday dates change every year because Easter falls on the first Friday after the full moon.  Our full moon will be March 29 and the first Friday will be April 2nd, Easter.

St. Patrick’s day was originally a Roman Catholic holiday in recognition of a patron saint called . . . you guessed it . . . Saint Patrick.  Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 by Irish raiders from whom he escaped and returned to Britain.  He became a priest.  In 432, he was sent to Ireland to “save the Irish” and converted many Irish from all classes – royalty, aristrocracy and the poor.  He died on March 17th, 461 AD.

The color was originally blue but changed to green over the years. It is said that St. Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity using a shamrock.  It’s a public holiday in Ireland, but celebrated in many other countries – Great Britain, Canada, US, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Montserrat. 

And, of course, we feel a change in the air too – Spring is just around the corner – hope you have a great day today!

 

You Will Never See It Again . . . we can’t save it!

That second that just went by  . . . you’ll never see it again – never!

Think about that – just stop one minute and think about that – try to grasp that – can you? 

That’s how your life is – time that flies by – unnoticed, without fanfare, without any sort of announcement and without a calling card – it comes and goes

We save money, food, pictures and so many other things – we cannot save time!  It’s gone!  Never to return . . .  there’s no “time piggy bank in the sky” – you’ll never be a newborn ever again –  you’ll never be 10 or 16 or 25 or more ever again!

Have you ever thought about that before?  Likely not – it’s not something people dwell on. 

However, it’s a sobering thought – very, very sobering.  And it’s a very difficult thing for the mind to grasp because we have lived so many hours, days, months and years.  Time slips away whether we’re sad, happy, rich or poor – it’s an equal opportunity delivery system!

How will you choose to live your life every second of every day?

 

Wize Sayings

Jane Rubietta
Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible.

How do you Spend your Time on Week-ends?

How do you Spend your Time on Week-ends?

Do you goof around?  Or do you work?  Any me time?  Me time – yes, me time –

Many people spend their week-ends much like they spend their week days – running around, working like crazy at home or bringing work home to do, and by Sunday night, the exhaustion is only compounded.  They’re caught up “in other people”!

This week – would you think about that?  Would you think about how you will get some “me” time into the week-end?  Will you think about not taking work home with you or the problems of the office?  Would you think about how you can goof off?  Would you think what you can do this week to make it possible to have most of the week-end for fun and relaxation?

This is what happens to most people – “I’ll do it on the week-end”.  This approach opens the door to all kinds of poor time management during the week:

  • tolerating more unnecessary interruptions by others at work and getting side tracked – interesting to talk to someone who actually had a week-end!
  • delaying what could be done right away – if we can do something in 5 or 10 minutes, let’s get it done – as long as we aren’t in the middle of something else
  • not delegating what could easily be done by someone else by accepting “we’ve got the week-end to finish up” if we don’t get everything done
  • watching hours of tv at home instead of systemmatically charting the week to get the chores done and minimize chores on the week-end
  • wasting precious moments at work when we could be getting our work done and have a great week-end to look forward to

Why should we be concerned about having a wonderful time on the week-end and getting some “me” time in there?

  • to refresh and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul – get reconnected with what is really important
  • to connect with ourselves and give ourselves time to reflect on our own lives – are we living the life we want?  If not, what adjustments need to be made – we need adjustments all the time because like a plane or a boat, we get off track often, side tracked by the many ebbs and flows life offers
  • to just laugh – have fun – enjoy “smell the roses” or the pines or the fresh air – and feel great to be alive!

What will you be doing next week-end?

 

Are There Short Days?

Are there short days?  Yes.  At least they seem that way – there are still 24 hours at our disposal but,  some days, we wonder where the hours went.

The other day, I looked at the clock – it was 11:30 am.  I thought, good, another hour and a half of work and then I’ll break for lunch. 

All of a sudden . . . . out of nowhere . . . . it was 3 pm!  Where did 3 1/2 hours go?  It’s good that I had scheduled the whole day to write but, still, I was shocked how that time had flown by without any perception whatsoever on my part that this amount of time had vanished!

It happens to everyone occasionally – time seems to disappear!  Why is that?  We know.  We’re so engrossed in what we are doing, we never think of looking at the clock. 

Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  It depends on how you perceive it or what happens as a result.  It was good in this case because I got so much done, more than I had anticipated.  However, at other times, I’ve missed appointments which is why I put everything in my computer calendar now – the computer dings me when I have something scheduled.  In this case, I had booked most of the morning and afternoon for one specific task.

If you lose time this way often and the results are not positive, I suggest putting all your appointments and activities in your computer calendar to remind you of your plans for the day if most of your time is spent at your computer – there’s both a visual that pops up on the screen and a sound.  If you don’t use a computer calendar and are still using a paper calendar, buy a watch on which you can easily set reminders at the appointment times during the day – it’ll avoid a lot of “rescheduling”.  Or buy a small clock you can carry with you everywhere.  Set a appointment time.  When you have arrived at that appointment, set the clock for the next time and so on throughout the day.  Some cell phones have an option to set reminders and certainly if you are using a PDA synchronized with your computer, then you have the best of all worlds – your schedule and reminders are set.  Make sure that your PDA is set to remind you with a sound or vibration.

Hope your day is full today – 

Lorraine Arams
http://www.wizetime.com 

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