Sunday, October 10, 2010

The perfect time.....

There were a few reminders on Facebook yesterday that today would be the 10/10/10, and so I dutifully watched the clock this morning for many a minute for the time to register 10.10am on the 10/10/10. The message attached to the reminder mentioned that it could only happen once every 1000 years. So it was special. Thousands of weddings are taking place today. The date is "auspicious". Right??

Hmmmm.

Nothing spectacular happened, might I add. Apart from the instant realisation that I had been wasting 10 minutes of my life prior to "the perfect time". Waiting. 10 minutes that were very special in MY life, because I would never get them back. Gone. History.

There are perfect moments every day, if we just take note of them. We don't need to synchronise watches, or look at the world in general to know them. Or check the calendar. Or play the once a year number game. Next year it will be the 11 November which is "special". And the year after, the 12 December..........

We spend so much time and effort planning ahead, or looking back at the past, and waiting, waiting for something to happen. For perfection,. The right time. It never comes you know. Now is the only time we have. Right now.

Life is about "doing". Not waiting.

3 comments:

Fran said...

I know, I know, but sometimes procrastination feels so GOOD.

Vee said...

It is a special day...my daughter's birthday and she's walking around with a 10-10-10 on the seat of her pants. I suppose there are some who may wonder if she thinks highly of herself. :D

I like your philosophy...life is about doing and not waiting. Now if I only had... Oops, I can see that this could prove tough.

Angie said...

Amen, sister! ;-)