There’s Still Time

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf

(The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien )


I woke up yesterday morning with these words ringing in my ears...

There’s still time.

As there are only four more days left in 2018, it seemed to be a reminder not to squander those four sacred days. Days that I will never get back. At this point in the year it can be easy to simply coast until the calendar turns over to a new year, thinking “I’ll get to fill-in-the-blank next year.”.  I’m not advocating taking on a huge project, or missing out on quiet, leisurely days with friends and family.


I am suggesting that for me, and perhaps for others, there are things to be tended to now rather than later.  

  • A conversation to have. 
  • A change of mindset.
  • Letting go of an old story so as to begin the new year with a better one. 
  • Forgiveness to be extended or received. 
  • A commitment to be made. 
  • A decision to be finalized. 
  • Hatchets to bury. 
  • A wound ready to heal into a scar. 
  • A stake to put in the ground about the work you want to offer in the year ahead. 
  • Grace to be offered.
  • A question to consider. 
  • Baggage to leave behind.

There’s still time.