Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Andy Warhol is famous for saying, 'They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself'. That quote began a book I was given for Christmas in which you write an answer to a question everyday for a year, and then you answer it again on the same day each year for the next five. My Houston-dwelling-bestie gifted me this book and I've had such fun going through it. Though I'm kind of ready to flash forward 6 years and read all my answers.
Warhol makes a great point because what we put on time, isn't really times responsibility at all, is it? Time doesn't heal all wounds. Lost time can be found. Time isn't always money (I mean, I don't get paid to be bored now do I?). Time does delay and whoever said it doesn't clearly didn't notice is standing still from 3-5pm every workday.
See we push a lot off on time but the truth is, we have to change things. We choose forgiveness. Sometimes over and over. We choose to heal. We're responsible for how we use our time. We can make our time make us money but it won't do it on it's own. We're accountable for our use of our time and in that we effect the results.
I need to say something. Time can be a healthy boundary. Sometimes we have to take time apart, time to consider, or time to rest. Time has a great many benefits but it also has a great many dangers. Many things are easier to walk away from after time than they are to fight for and so we have to choose to change things for ourselves and not leave them up to time.