T. L. R.

November 10, 2013 15:10

Tre

I have two beautiful dogwoods in my backyard (no, this isn't them), and this fall the leaves turned a wonderful butterscotch color.  Just gorgeous.

Well, as each day rolled into the next, I kept saying to myself that I had to go out and take some photos to share with you. 

Then, three days ago, we got hit with a windstorm, and you guessed it, the trees are now bare.  Time moves fast, and I also realized how long it's been since I've last posted.  You know how it goes.  Our busy lives just get in the way of doing things we love to do.  For me, that includes keeping up with my blogging.

I'm in the last weeks of a full semester course for my doctoral studies, and, for whatever reason, this particular class seems like it's all-consuming.  I guess that may be because it's an important one, since it revolves around the completion of my doctoral proposal.  How can time move so fast?  It seems like yesterday that I was sitting with a friend trying to decide if going after a doctorate was worth all the time, energy and expense.  Ultimately, we decided it was, and now, nearly two years later, we'll begin our final semester in the spring.

So, by now you may be asking, what does T. L. R. stand for?  It comes from a cd I as listening in to this morning, and it stands for Time Left Remaining.  For most of us, time seems to move at breakneck speed.  I thought I had more time to take some photos of the last leaves on my dogwoods, and woke up realizing I had waited to long.  They were gone, just a memory.

I guess we could say the same thing of life.  The challenge of the presenter on the cd was to make the most of the time we have remaining.  No matter what our age or particular circumstances, I believe we're all called each day to do a better job than we did the day before.  How can we right whatever wrong we did yesterday?  How can we improve our relationship with God and those around us?  How can we make the world a better place?  How can we find God in all things?  You can add your own ideas to this list.

I want to be a better person, and I'm guessing you do too.  Let's start today, rather than putting it off until tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that...

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