Just Passing the Time

It's 4:44 PM and I'm just passing the time. I'm just waiting for 5 PM and get out of here.

To be honest, I'm not used to just letting the time pass. I'm the type of person who always has to have something to do. When stuck in line, I grab a book and read. When stuck in traffic, I listen to podcasts.

But, whenever I'm too tired to even absorb even a single insight from an audiobook or a podcast (and I couldn't rest or sleep because I'm still in the office like right now), I find myself passing time. After all, what else can I do really?

But, these are the times I feel so guilty. Because we can always get back money we waste, but never time. Time only moves forward, never backward.

Time is the great equalizer. No one can ever have enough money to buy time. The rich and the poor both have only 24 hours a day and 365 days a year (sometimes, 366 days).

It's 4:52 PM and I'm running out of things to say about time.

It's 4:53 PM and I just realized, "Hey! I was able to write a blog post." So, I guess I didn't waste my time after all.

It's 4:54 PM and I think I'm enjoying this "freestyle" writing. Just type whatever comes to mind!

... waiting for 4:55 PM.

... still waiting.

It's 4:55 PM and I think I'll just pack up now.

If there's something you can pick up from this simple (not-so-well-thought-of) blog post, it's this. Don't waste time. If you really have nothing to do, rest and recharge.

You can also stop, pray, and be grateful for everything that has happened today (and probably in your life) so far.

Resting and being grateful are never a waste of time.

It's 4:57 PM and I'm signing off. Until tomorrow! Still, let's never sign off doing work that matters.