"What are you doing?"
"Oh, you know, just killing time."
What a horrible thing to say. Who would want to kill time--the days we have been given to experience growth and learning, to enjoy nature and beautiful people, to fail and fall and get up, to feel love in the utmost corners of the heart?
Boredom is not something I suffer from. There's always something to do, a project to take hold of, and a family member or friend who need encouragement. Time is too precious, too valuable to be wasted.
The idea of what wasting time really is varies from person to person. What I find important on my daily schedule might differ from what another person thinks they should do. And that's the beauty of it. Variety is the spice of life. We all have different talents, health, strengths and weaknesses. But apart from all that, everyone is given 24 hours each day.
My two-year old grandson, Scott, claims he is busy when his mother asks him to do something. I smile and wonder, Where could he have learned to say that? At least he's busy and not wasting time.
Linnea has a blog called Pursuit of Elephants. Her last entry about procrastination was a reminder to me of how special every day is and that someday should be today.
In Ecclesiastes chapter 3 we can read:
Take time for the good things in your life today. What do you want to build your life on and which traits and what knowledge do you want to bring along?
Today's water colors are wintry scenes, just like the days we enjoy outside the Duck and Cherry now.