Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. John F. Kennedy

How many times in the last week or two have you said or heard someone say: “Where did the summer go? It went so fast.” For some parents, it may feel like the summer dragged on forever, but why as we get older does it seem as if time goes faster?

American Idol 2009 winner Kris Allen’s song “Live Like We’re Dying” says:

We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to

Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell ‘em that we love ‘em while we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying…

Songwriter Chris Rice, puts it:

Every day is a bank account
And time is our currency
So no one’s rich, nobody’s poor
We get twenty-four hours each
So how are you gonna spend
Will you invest or squander
… Every day is a gift you’ve been given,
Make the most of the time every minute you’re living

Few things are irreplaceable. We can replace, rebuild, redo, reinvent, reclaim, restore. But we can not recreate time. May we count our seconds, minutes and days and use them wisely.