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Category: Quotes on Time Time in a Story

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James Gordon Gilkey on Time!

Most of us think of ourselves as standing wearily and helplessly at the center of a circle bristling with tasks, burdens, problems, annoyances, and responsibilities which are rushing in upon us.  At every moment we have a dozen different things to do, a dozen problems to solve, a dozen strains to endure.  We see ourselves […]

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The Best Way to Cross the Finish Line is One Step at a Time

When we were in high school, my brother, coming off a season of cross-country racing, impulsively decided he’d run a marathon.  I was jealous and privately resolved that I’d someday run a marathon, too.  But there was college, then grad school, then work, and before I knew it, I had two children and was contemplating […]

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The Best Things to Own Are Those You Earn

I was fourteen years old when I decided to buy my own ten-speed bicycle.  Up until then, Mom, Dad, and Santa Claus has always supplied my wheels, from my Radio Flyer tricycle to that first two-wheeler and on up to the sparkly-blue Schwinn Sting-Ray, with the white fiber fill banana seat and the gooseneck handlebars, […]

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On Your To-Do List, It’s a Good Idea to Put People First

I once had a friend who said she wanted to give her kids her “undevoted attention”.  At the time, I thought it was a funny slip of the tongue (I knew she meant undivided attention), but for some reason her words stuck in my mind…only to return to haunt me about a week ago. It […]

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“To Do” Lists

I was taught how to make lists by Superwoman.  I was the scattered girl in my first job as a design assistant to Shirley Conran, a woman who much later became famous as the author of a book that told everyone how to organize their lives.  Well, she organized me first. Shirley’s life was ruled […]

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Magical Minutes

When people learn that I’m writing a book about everything I’ve ever done that worked , they’re puzzled and polite.  I try to explain that it’s not about how to unblock the sink, but more about how to unblock themselves.  If you were really stuck in a place you didn’t like – a bad relationship, […]

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Hibernation – Time to Recharge and Prepare

Sometimes nothing seems to be working.  You’re between jobs.  You’re in a relationship desert.  You’re trying to get projects off the ground but nobody’s returning your calls.  You should be training for a marathon, but you’ve turned you ankle.  You’ve reached the stage where you’d just give  up and go with the flow if you […]

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America’s Best Idea by Ken Burns…

WTTW presents a new film by Ken Burns… The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature’s most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska – The National […]

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What Can Be Done in Life if You Spend Time to Create…

Scott Weaver Builds a Tooth Pick City! A million tooth picks and 34 years later and poof! A city in full in folk art and made with the artists own two hands.. What a patient guy! Scott Weaver is not into it for the money but rather the creativity since turning down $40,000 from Ripley’s […]

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What Will You Do With the Rich Gift of Time?

What will you do with the rich gift of time?  Will you take it and fill it or will you simply stumble through it like a bleak and empty desert to be crossed?  Oh listen!  Take heed of God’s enjoinder, TAKE TIME… Take time to look.  It is the price of beauty.  God has bestrewn […]