Happy MONDAY! TGIM!
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Our lives are but specks of dust falling through the fingers of time. Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. ~ Socrates
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I searched through some hourglass quotes today and decided on this one. This past Columbus Day weekend my family took a trip down to Rockport to visit the beach. It was rather cold when we got there. Emily kept saying, “Dad, isn’t it weird that we are at the beach wearing our jackets?” I said, “Yes that is weird!
On Saturday, we were able to spend some time in our swimsuits at the beach and we were playing in the sand. I would make a sand sculpture or moat or something and then Anna would take some water from a bucket and dump it on the structure. I would then make another one and Anna would do the same thing. And the third time this happened she said, “Dad how come you keep moving over and making sandcastles?” I said, “Because every time I make one you dump water on it so I have to start over.”
Finally, we were able to create one together. But this got me thinking. I was thinking our lives are kind of like sand castles or sand or hour glasses. We try to make things out of our lives, or we try to keep our lives together, or we try to keep doing things the way we have always been doing them. But the things is, our lives will just slip away like the sand that slips through our fingers. We try to mold the sand but the waves just kind of wash them away.
Hopefully the more life we live, the more clearly we see.
“The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
This Monday may you be mindful that your life is like the sand of the hourglass. It will slip away and flow through the hourglass no matter what you do. So enjoy the day.
AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY:
1) I am feeling healthy and strong today.
2) I have all that I need to make this a great day of my life.
3) I am filled with gratitude and kindness for another day on this earth.