Frey Freyday – Time

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)


time-[tīm]NOUN-the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me. Kevin Hart

Time –
something we don’t get back, something that is scarce and something we don’t always treasure or respect.

A few weeks ago I was sitting by a pool with a good friend of mine and we were reflecting on all the material possessions in life that many of us have or are concerned with and how he and I are trying to now shed many of those material items that seemed so important at one time but are no longer. The big house, the this or that which we ‘had to have’ at that time but now we don’t…..we further commented on how time is one of the most important things in life.

We both lost our parents and while I think we’ve both healed, considering, we certainly would trade almost anything for just a little more time with them. Our kids have grown to young adults and we reflected on how time flies, it seemed like yesterday that we were their age.

Isn’t that true of a number of things? A little more time with the kids, a little more time with your mate, time with good friends, time growing personally, time laughing, time being present, being connected to another person, time improving yourself.

Many people complain about social media, phones, etc. I don’t think that it is all bad but I suspect one day in the future, when some of us look back on this period,  we may feel compelled to say we probably would have rather spent time actually talking or connecting to someone directly rather than scrolling through newsfeeds. I think we may look back and wish we were more present in everyday life.

Think about a favorite memory of yours……you remember that moment because you were in the moment, you were present at that point in time.

Think how precious each moment is; holding a child’s hand as they giggle, hugging a parent and feeling how much they care for you, laughing with a friend, connecting and dreaming about something with a mate or spouse, spending time with yourself, enjoying nature – we can’t use money or talent or ego to bring back time or to add time onto our lives. We can only use time wisely.

I hope this time has been well-spent for you. Enjoy the weekend.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

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A collection of TED talks about Time


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