At this time of year, many are looking forward to the new year, deciding what resolutions they can make (and hopefully keep) to make next year better than this one has been. Well, there are still two full days left in this year, which is why December 29 has been declared Tick Tock Day. The purpose of this holiday is to get you to look at what you wanted to get done last year – or in this holiday season – that you haven’t yet done and encourage you to get busy and do it or them. Think of what you can get done in two days! Paint the bedroom. Clean out the garage. Start learning that new skill you promised yourself you would master this year. Get those Christmas cards in the mail. Be the one to step forward and make amends with that friend, relative, or coworker. Start the new year with a clean slate – you will feel better!
No one seems to know who created Tick Tock Day, or when, but it is always celebrated on December 29. It reminds us that if we get moving, a lot can be accomplished in a little time. It is also a reminder that time waits for no one, and the time to do things is now. It is, after all, all the time we really have: the present moment.
Here are some quotes about time to inspire you.
It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the pale new growth on an evergreen, the sheen of the limestone on Fifth Avenue, the color of our kids’ eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking.–Anna Quindlen
And what if you were told: one more hour?–Elias Canetti
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.–Haruki Murakami,
As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.–John Mason
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.–H. Jackson Brown
Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?—Unknown
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.–Ralph Waldo Emerson
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.–Lord Chesterfield
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.–Jim Bishop
The less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.–Andy Rooney
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.–Samuel Smiles
One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.–Harold V. Melchert
We will always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.–Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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