Friday, May 9, 2014

And those are my thoughts for today...

Well I hate to speak ill of the dead but I think ol' Ben Franklin had his priorities wrong:

"Time is money." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Time is priceless is it not?  'Cause all the money in the world can't buy time.   And time isn't worth a damn thing if we've used it unwisely.  




We all know it.  But why oh why do we always need a 'wake up call' to remind us of that?  A friend loses his beloved spouse.  Unsettling medical test results. A missed conversation because you were too busy to listen.   

"Time is what we want most but what we use worst." ~ William Penn

I'm taking time this weekend to:
  • Look into the eyes of my husband and tell him I love him
  • Appreciate my ability to take a walk in the sunshine and warmth
  • Enjoy a Mother's Day Sunday spent with family

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day
- be it a mother to human babies or fur babies.  It's a beautiful thing to be needed, appreciated, and loved.

xo Catherine



35 comments:

Brian said...

We think it is time to say you are very wise!

TexWisGirl said...

bless you, ms. catherine!

Deb said...

Wishing you, too, a Happy Mother's Day' Catherine.

S. Etole said...

Blessings for a wonderful weekend. Your thoughts are so true.

Ann said...

So well said. Happy Mother's Day

The Cat Guy said...

We'll said. Gratitude for every moment as each is a gift. Have a delightful weekend!

Jen Vandervoort said...

Great thoughts...and a lovely metal butterfly.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day yourself.

Jen

Penny said...

Sounds like you have a great list of things to do this weekend. I think spending your time wisely is more important than spending your money wisely. Have a great weekend....and yes I would really like to set up that Skype date.

a-l-t-i said...

С днем матери! Спасибо за вам за этот пост.

Linens and Royals said...

Happy Mother's Day. Mother's day here too and I will be having a family lunch at my favourite Chinese restaurant. XX

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's human nature to be caught up with our own egos and agendas, and unfortunately, the wake-up calls we get are short-lived, for the most part.

Enjoy your weekend, Catherine. Be Present as much as possible and have a lovely Mother's Day.

Tamago said...

You are so right about Ben Franklin's quote. I value time and "time is priceless" fits perfect for it, rather than time is money. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and her spouse. I hope they get to spend and enjoy as much time together.
They are wonderful things you are doing this weekend! I wish you a lovely Mother's Day xoxo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
We did JUST that; taking 9 days out of our 'time' to enjoy together in Florida. We had a great time and ought to do it more often; budget allowing...
Hugs and happy Mother's Day weekend to you!
Mariette

Sylvia said...

Great thoughts ... and so true, Catherine !
Happy Mother's Day !
Enjoy your weekend,
Sylvia

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for the 'wake up call' Catherine! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful words .Have a great weekend dear Catherine
Hugs Elisabeth

Crafting Queen said...

Love your photos. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your time with your family.

It's me said...

Enjoy the weekend.....love Ria...x!

Pantherka said...

Beautifully you wrote it.
Have a nice Sunday and happy Mother's Day.
Greetings.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Perfectly written...I must say I think I agree with Penn.

...and...most importantly, I do hope you enjoy your time with family!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Your weekend sure sounds wonderful to me.

Happy Mother's Day, Catherine!

Susan said...

Wise thoughts for sure! Happy Mothers day to you!

Vanessa Morgan said...

I lost more loved ones in 2013 than in my entire life. That definitely helped in getting my priorities right and to use time as wisely as possible. Have a lovely Sunday.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful post, Catherine, and one we all need to REMEMBER. A Happy Mother's Day to you... Hope today is a wonderful day. I'm sure it will be..

I am improving with each passing day from my surgery --but the weekend was NOT a 'piece of cake' for me.... Oh Well... Keeps me honest, I guess... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Sabi Sunshine said...

Wonderful Thoughts !

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day !

Sabi Sunshine said...

Wonderful Thoughts !

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day !

Naturegirl said...

Yes what a difference a day makes. We must enjoy our time today as we never know what difference tomorrow brings.
Hope Mothers Day was a great time !

Becca said...

Hi Catherine! Wise words! I hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

Bobbybegood1 said...

Such a lovely post Catherine - as no one else can do. I so agree. All the moolah in the world can't buy the two things we all desire - time and health. Cheers!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

How very true Catherine and how sad that it is usually a tragedy that makes us realize and appreciate how fleeting and precious is our time on this earth. Found you through Jen at Muddy Boot Dreams and am so glad I did, hello from B.C.! Deb

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Yes, indeed, the older I get, the more I realize how precious time is. My boss is getting on with work, but is still heartbroken over the sudden loss of his brother a couple of weeks ago. Hope you are having a great week. Happy Hump Day. Tammy

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wise words we should all try to remember..time is fleeting. Have a great weekend!

sharon said...

Amen to that. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own little worlds that we forget to smell the dead armadillo on the road!

Willow said...

Wonderful sentiments, entirely.

Stacey Dawn said...

This gave me goosebumps. I hope you had a Mother's Day weekend you will cherish forever. Hugs.

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