11 August-1:00 am and out comes the notebook. Thoughts tumbling in a sleepless head, Mr. Page's "Emerald Eyes" playing quietly in the background. Watching for meteors in the sky. Peace. Time forced to a crawl by my own hand.
Months ago, a very wise friend and advisor told me to take this "gifted" time and put it to good use, embrace it, enjoy it. I've never been given better advice. Although the circumstances that have given me this time-out in life have not been ideal, I will always be thankful for it. When the "time-out" comes to an end and I'm forced rudely back into "real" life, my view of how life should feel and be lived will have changed considerably. My advice to anyone would be to give yourself the "gift" of "time". What would you do with a little bit of gifted time? What would you "gift" to yourself? It's so worth the effort :-)