“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So, do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Time is the most precious commodity on the planet. It does not care about your race, gender, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation. It moves forward regardless of your personal situation, it is all encompassing. You and I are simply passengers on the journey of time, like a train rolling down the track. No one knows when they will get to their stop.
Do you wait in anticipation for the stop to come or do you take advantage of the journey on the way to the stop?
Gandalf was right, we must decide what to do with the time given us.
I have made horrible decisions regarding time, I have wasted a lot of it. I have also had moments of absolute joy and reveled in the moment. Despite everything that is thrown at us, every minute, of every hour, of every day, of every week, of every month, of every year, our greatest challenge is to enact Gandalf’s wisdom.
J.R.R. Tolkien was a brilliant writer. In his works you can find so many gems, it boggles the mind.
I decided to spend some of my time sharing this with you, have you decided what it is you are going to do with the time given to you?