A Two-Hour Delay…

 In Reflections

“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here in Austin, schools were on a two-hour delay because of the extreme cold. I can only imagine how parents, teachers, bus drivers, and school staff were scrambling to adjust to the time delay and weather.

This news got me thinking about when flights, doctor appointments, and more are delayed. Unable to change the situation, the choice is to make yourself and often others miserable by complaining or adapt to make the most of it.

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Marthe Troly-Curtin

A lot can happen in two hours. We only need to think of sunrise and sunset or major storms to recognize the transformation that can occur in a relatively short time. Sometimes we need to inspire ourselves to quickly adapt to make the most of the time we’re given to meet deadlines or achieve more. And sometimes a two-hour delay is an opportunity to take a break, watch a movie, read a novel, or play a game.

What would you choose to do today with an unexpected “gift” of two hours of time? And whatever your choice, how can you bring more of that into your life now? 

May you flow with the unexpected delays of winter, finding hidden gifts in the changes they bring.

Enjoying Life

“Why should we need extra time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we expect to enjoy our life, we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it, not just at stated intervals when we can get time or when we have nothing else to do.”

―Laura Ingalls Wilder

Time Is

“Time is a created thing. To say, ‘I don’t have time,’ is to say, ‘I don’t want to.'”
―Lao Tzu

One Source of More Time

“I don’t know whether my life has been a success or a failure. But not having any anxiety about becoming one instead of the other, and just taking things as they come along, I’ve had a lot of extra time to enjoy life.” ―Harpo Marx

Take The Extra Time

I would ask everyone to remember, in any situation we are experiencing, that we can come from a place of fear or love.

I would say, however uncomfortable it may be sometimes to get to that root, to please take that extra time and courage to come from a place of love.
—Dash Mihok

Is there a situation that would benefit from a two-hour or even five-minute delay, so you can respond from a place of love?

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