There are 24 hours in a day. Another way of interpreting it is there are 1,440 minutes in a day. Another way of interpreting that is there are 86,400 seconds in a day. No matter how the amount of time in a day is broken down, the fact is the amount of time is exactly the same, and every hour, every minute, and every second matters. More than ever, as time passes and the minutes, hours and days pass, there is the realization of time being the most important resource in a person’s possession.
There’s uncertainty as to when the moment of clarity came on this end. The title of this post is drawn from a line in The Shawshank Redemption when Andy Dufresne and Red were sitting in the prison yard having a conversation. The realization of being in prison for nearly 20 years (Busch, 2016), with no sign of his release coming to fruition, led Andy to quote a line that has stuck since the first time being exposed to the movie years ago. It can take a myriad of events for people to conclude that time truly is the most precious resource a person has. It is a resource that people cannot get back and should be cherished as much as possible. On the flip side, time is something that is often predicated by, or shared with, people and the unpredictability of another person, or people, can often lead to time not being viewed with the preciousness, urgency, and respect that it should.Read More