I tried a daring experiment yesterday. I wasn’t sure if I could do it but somehow, I managed to pull if off for almost the entire day.
I went without wearing my watch.
So big deal, you say. Yeah, it does sound pretty insignificant in comparison to splitting an atom or getting through Wal-Mart on Saturday with a colicky baby.
But for a person who is wired like I am, always cognizant of time, this was no small thing. I am frequently driven by the words of that sage, Steve Miller, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future!” Because of this, I suspect part of the stress and anxiety I deal with (especially given our present circumstances) deals with time. Tomorrow, to be exact. Tick-tock-tick, ya know.
So when my friend Debbie Forte posted this link this morning on Facebook, I found it, well, timely. (Har.)
I’m learning to live in the moment; that’s where the grace is found. Jesus himself said “Take no thought for tomorrow.” But yet we fret away moments dreading tomorrow’s “What if’s” or in my case right now…my physical therapy appointment in less than hour. (Yeah, that doubles the fun when you spend half the morning dreading it. That makes sense.)
I find this guy’s observations in regards to school especially fascinating. Go ahead…take the time and watch this. (OMG. I am just killing myself today.)