"Good morning everybody. It is almost 11.30 am and I have just got up from bed, having slept for three one-hour chunks since 10.00 pm yesterday, which is a great improvement.
I heard a lovely saying somewhere recently, 'There's a time to be born and a time to die, but nowhere else are we governed by a timetable.'
One of the aspects of having a serious medical condition is that though 'time' is the stuff from which life is made, learning to maximize the value from the time we have remaining is of crucial importance if we are to maintain our sanity.
With regular attendances at medical centres, doctors surgeries and hospitals for a few years now keeping appointments, one might think that one was governed by timetables and the clock, but one isn't.
Our time is like jam; the more you try to spread it, the thinner it gets. By making better use of the time we have 'waiting' when we are doing the things we have to do in life, we can derive more benefit. I am rarely part of a queue looking at the long line in front of me. Instead, at the forefront of my mind is a beautiful woodland area waiting to be walked.
Time is a gift that most of us take for granted. We get so caught up in the business of our daily lives that we rarely stop and take a serious look at how we're spending this gift. It is worthy of a few moments consideration." William Forde: May 31st, 2017.