Rant, Shmant: The Time Conundrum?

Tick-tock, tick-tock...
Tick-tock, tick-tock…

Quiet please, for this session is very important…Week 13

Where does it go when 24/7 is the new norm? 81 years is the average age for a woman in the U.S. to live, less so for a man. How do we spend our time? What makes us happy? What constitutes a life well lived? I suppose those answers change from person to person.

2 reasons right here...
2 reasons right here…

I’m soon to be 636 months old. Am I doing the things that matter to me? Am I grateful? What do I want more of? What do I do too much of? If I have roughly 336 months left, how should they be spent? How could they be spent?

I work really hard. I do not have wealth, and I am rich in many ways. I live with extreme physical pain, and I savor the many pleasurable feelings of joy. I have had struggles and tsuris (troubles) for what feels too long a time, and I revel in laughter and glee. I have been hurt and I seek no harm to others. I’m not where I want to be, physically or fiscally, and I am so lucky to be surrounded by those I love and who love me.

This life, it seems it is filled with hundreds of invisible tugs of war that one encounters at unpredictable checkpoints along the way. Everyone’s road is different. Sometimes one can pass through the obstacles with ease while others require extra adeptness and newfound compassion.

Where is the balance among the commotion? How does one teeter what feels good and what hurts? Ethics, morals, values, pain, conflict, money, love, empathy, gratitude, compassion…is there a pattern? I don’t have that answer. I don’t see a pattern.

If time is finite, I need handle it with care. If energy is fixed, I should expend wisely. If my body craves healing, I need to treasure restoration. I fear there is no bargaining at this table.

I do work that is meaningful. My heart lives for and with my family, great friends. Such naches (joy and happiness) I get, from the Mrs. and der kinder (the children). I hold my loved ones closely and dearly. I am grateful.

Thanks for letting me speak (well, okay, type). I can stop kvetching (complaining), at least about time, for I think I have resolved the answer to my enigma. Wish me much mazel (good luck)!

Are you living your life well? A bei gezunt (As long as your healthy)!


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7 thoughts on “Rant, Shmant: The Time Conundrum?

  1. I guess none of us know what tomorrow brings or really how much time we have. As you have found, things do not have to be perfect for us to be happy and find joy. Health is to be treasured whatever measure we have, let us look after it. Thanks for sharing these thoughts, it is good to spend a little time thinking and measuring.

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  2. Great post with a nice thought provoking question. I feel like I do value the time I have and live my life well and yet I am always trying to do better. Thanks for sharing on the #FabFridayPost

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  3. Another gorgeous post. I am at the same crossroads and thinking the same thoughts – how do we live out the rest of our months? “If time is finite, I need handle it with care. If energy is fixed, I should expend wisely. If my body craves healing, I need to treasure restoration. I fear there is no bargaining at this table.” Love these lines. Thanks for sharing with #PasstheSauce

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  4. All I know is to make the best of today – tomorrow is another. But with a little bit of planning – life can go far. The problem is there seem to be problem popping up everyday – how do you resolve it? – is another conundrum altogether… Like you said: be happy now and appreciated all the little things in the moment. Great post – Thank you Lisa for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

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