#AtoZChallenge T is For Time

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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Time Heals All Wounds

Time Will Reveal

Wasting Time

Behind the Times

The Time is Now

We share many cute little idioms about time, and we feel like we’ve said something very wise.

But we’re still in a hurry to get to the next thing.

Pandemic aside, Americans stress themselves out with too many self-imposed deadlines.

We pack our planners, and schedule meetings on weekends.

We take our families to the Grand Canyon or Disney World once a year, then come back home and start all over again.

As children grow and leave home, we want their childhoods back.

We lose parents, and want to kick ourselves for choosing Netflix over calling mom.

We lose a spouse or partner and are heartbroken over all the things we’d planned to do one day.

There are two truths about time. It passes, and you can never get it back.

Slow down and look around at what you’re missing.

Reorganize your priorities so you’re giving your loved ones quality time, not whatever time you have left.

Only then can you learn to appreciate time.


On May 30, 2019, I lost Dennis, my husband of over thirty-five years. Ten short weeks later on August 18, 2019, I lost my eighty-four-year-old mother. My grief journey has not been an easy one. While we know grief has five stages, there are many situations and feelings some bereaved never get to express, and I’m using my first AtoZ Challenge to say things I’ve never been able to give voice to. I hope you’ll follow my journey.


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