Father Time

Father time seems to be a hasty fellow.   With the start of school for some, the changing color of leaves and the dropping of thermometers, September brings a transitional time for everyone.  For the Intercon Messaging family, we are in the final stage of wedding season.  Much “Congratulations” to newly weds Taryn & Matty Monteith who celebrated with a beautiful wedding last saturday, as well as this weekends ‘Newly Weds To Be’ Amanda Lathe and Ryan Fynn on their marriage this weekend.  We also wait patiently for the arrival news of a beautiful baby to Grace and Mark Wheaton.  While some are enjoying landmark changes that bring excitement to their lives, we are going the the transitions of each season, month and day.  We are all at the mercy of father time and it seems when we race against him, he shall always be the victor.  However the secret in winning the race of time, is to stop and pause.  In the world of fast food, faster internet and the fastest vehicles, it seems ironic that the reverse be the answer.  It is however, in the simplicity of the minute, in the presence of now that happiness is found.  The long standing saying about happiness being a journey not a destination, is very true.    

When was the last time you stopped and watched the clouds for a minute, or paid attention to your heart beating.  How about giving thanks? What if all you had today was what you gave thanks for yesterday?   

Its like a dance with time.  Balancing between the beat of what is required to be done and what you desire to get done, all the while listening to the melody that plays each second.  Learning to enjoying the fast pace songs that make the slow ones more enjoyable.  Some days seem like they are upbeat happy songs, while others could be compared to a deeper sorrow and the deep strum of a guitar.  Each beautiful in their own way and each complimenting the other, for with out one, how can the other be as enjoyable.

One of the greatest pieces of advice I received was to live life in the eye of the storm.  In terms of a tornado or some days a hurricane, step into the eye of the storm where it is peaceful and quiet.  Everything around may be swirling and blowing around running frantically, but if you can stand there in the eye of the storm, in peace, then you can think clearly about the best action to take and continue to dance in the balance of what needs to be done and what you desire to do.  In the eye of the storm, you can hear the melody of the song, find peace within cluster, order among disorder and happiness in any minute.      

If life was a competition, this is how you beat father time . . . living in the minute and loving every second.