Friday, December 31, 2010


As we say goodbye to 2010, and look forward to the new year, it is a time for nostalgia and reflection. As I transfer notes from my old calendar to the new one, I am thankful for the blessings and sweet memories that were ours throughout the year. And, as I turn the pages of the new calendar, I can't help but wonder what the new year will bring ... what memorable happenings will be noted on its bright, clean pages? What joys, or sorrows? Only time will tell what God has in store for us.

And that brings me to the subject of my post today ~~ TIME.

Have you ever really thought about how many expressions there are using the word "time?" Here are just a few for you to ponder as we mark the passage from the old year into the new:

And the list goes on ...

Time is on my side.
Time after time.
The time is right.
The time is now.
No time like the present.
Time will tell.
The third time's the charm.
Time is of the essence.
Time heals all wounds.
Only time can heal a broken heart.
So many [insert your own word], so little time.
Running out of time.
Time management.
Spend your time wisely.
It's just a matter of time.
Passing time.
Killing time.
There is a time and a place for every purpose under heaven.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Time is everything.
It's about time.
The time of your life.
Time's a wasting.
All in good time.
Time well spent.
Desperate times.
Time on our hands.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Keeping time with the music.
Tracking time.
The times, they are a-changin'
All the time in the world.
End of times.
One at a time.

I could go on and on, and I'm sure you've thought of some not on my list, but in closing — I'd like to wish you only the best of times in the coming year.


Deb said...

nice post....time...hope you have a good time on New Years...and a safe and Happy 2011...I look forward to the times I spend reading your blog....

racheld said...

What a TIMELY little message, for such a time-turning day!

Each and every one of those, we've probably said, at one time or another---and see, without thinking, I've used the word THRICE in two sentences.

And on the Time Marches On picture, I looked down, expecting to see tiny legs on the calendar pages, as I thought of it immediately as on "little clock feet," much like Sandburg's cat-feet fog.

Thank you for all the times we've shared, the times we've spent back and forth with each other's blogs, the times we've reflected later on the words and pictures.

Many, Many GOOD times to you and all you love in times to come, and the brightest of New Years!


Tonja said...

What a good TIME you must have had putting this post together! It is very clever!

I hope your 2011 is filled with happy times that make beautiful memories! May you be blessed!

Jenni said...

What a "timely" and interesting post, as always!
Have a Wonderful New Year...

Best Wishes, Jenni

Carolyn said...

I would love to give a TIMELY word in response to this TIMELY post, but Racheld said it best!

A Happy and blessed New Year to you and your family.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I'm glad you took the time to remind us of the importance of time and not to squander it.

Wishing you all the blessings your heart can hold during this new year. You are so special to me, and I thank God for your friendship. I hope that some day we can meet in person.

Love you much!

Happy New Year...


Sheila :-)

bj said...

Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wishes, Janie.
Happiest New Year for you and yours. hugs, bj