Time is a Gift

Acceptance Leads To Growth
Acceptance Leads To Growth

Your Time Gift

Welcome to Upbeat Living!  The inspiration for this blog came to me while listening to Jason Gray’s song “Good To Be Alive.” Our time and our lives are gifts. Since time is a gift, I don’t want to squander it on unimportant stuff. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and be filled with regrets. I don’t think that you want to end up with regrets either.

 

Good to Be Alive
Hold on
Is this really the life I’m living?
‘Cause I don’t feel like I deserve it
Every day that I wake, every breath that I take you’ve given
So right here, right now
While the sun is shining down
I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow
Love like I’m on borrowed time
It’s good to be alive, yeah
Hold on
If the life that we’ve been given
Is made beautiful in the living
And the joy that we get brings joy to the heart of the giver
Then right here, right now
This is the song I’m singing out
I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow
Love like I’m on borrowed time
It’s good to be alive
[x2]
I won’t take it for granted
I won’t waste another second
All I want is to give you
A life well lived, to say “thank you”
I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow
Love like I’m on borrowed time
It’s good to be, it’s good to be alive
I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow
Love like I’m on borrowed time
It’s good to be alive
I won’t take it for granted
I won’t waste another second
All I want is to give you
A life well lived, to say “thank you”
Songwriters: Brandon Heath / Jason Gray / Jason Ingram
Good to Be Alive lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Music Services, Inc

A Bit Of My Life Story

Here is some of my back story to help you know where I’m coming from. I have been unable to work for three years due to multiple health problems and it dawned on me lately that I feel like I’m drifting aimlessly through life. I struggle to make a schedule for myself and I find that weeks pass and I have not worked on any of the stuff I wanted to. “What’s the rush?” I think. “I’ve got time!”  Well none of us really know how much time we have left in our lives.  I’ve been wasting this precious resource. This blog came about as a way to keep me accountable, give me something constructive to do, and hopefully my experiences can be a blessing to others.

I know that my Christian perspective may be a turn off to some of my readers. However, I genuinely could not keep going each day without my relationship with Jesus Christ. I would have self-destructed long ago. There is abundant wisdom in the Bible. It is just as applicable today as it was thousands of years ago. If you don’t know Jesus, stick around for awhile. You might discover He’s the truest friend you will ever have. If not, take what’s helpful and ignore what isn’t. You are welcome here no matter what your faith beliefs.

In Conclusion

So with that said, the above song reminded me of this Bible verse:

 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”(Ephesians 5:15-16)  

This instructs me to make the most of my days; to not waste them. So here’s to living intentionally and being present. Today, lets hug our children, spouse, friends, and parents.  Let’s tell them how much they mean to us and how much we love them. Lets remember to say thank you to store clerks and slow down just enough to let the other guy make his turn first.  May we never have the regret of sending a loved one out into the world with angry words, only to find out those are the last words they will ever hear from our lips. May we attend to important relationships first, instead of putting stuff first. 

I’m looking forward to what the year has in store.  Kathy

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I'm a writer, disabled registered nurse, and former home school parent of 6 children ages 19 to 31.

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