Time...............Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two
golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for
they are gone forever. As we reflect on the yesterday, were there moments
wasted? Was there a chunk of time we idled away, perhaps bored or listless?
Those moments are gone now. We can never get them back, but we can be more
conscious about wasting time today. When we were drinking or using, we probably
wasted a lot of time in bars, in front of the television, or passed out. We may
have argued constantly with our drunken spouses or parents, wasting precious
evenings and weekends. Or we may have spent all our time with our family and
not any time with friends.
We don't have to waste time. We can give to others, but not
to the extent that it infringes upon our time. We can walk away from an
argument and venture out on evenings and weekends. We can put away the bottles
and the pills and go to meetings and experience life sober and clean. Time
we've wasted is gone, but the time to come we can use. We can let every minute
count. I pray I won't waste any more of my life. I will make the most of every
minute and resolve not to let precious time slip away.