How did it get to be December, by the way? Last I was aware I was preparing Thanksgiving dinner and suddenly, here we are surrounded by Christmas lights and menorahs and all things December! Wow - time is flying by.
The weeks in December always go quickly and it seems as though as much as we may try we can't get the clock to slow down at all. It's that way with all the special, magical moments we live, the ones we just wish we could bottle up and keep forever. I'm remembering weddings and births, holidays and vacations - all times we wish would last and last. And then there are the times which go so slowly we think we'll shrivel up and die from the wait. In this category I put medical tests, waits in doctor's offices, recovery from surgery and other such things, and the wait for a loved one to walk in the door.
Wouldn't it be great if we could take the time from the things that we aren't enjoying and apply it to the times we want to extend? If only I could take that twenty minutes in the MRI machine and apply it to the next family dinner. Or put that wasted hour waiting for a doctor onto the next busy December day. What a great thing that would be! Sort of a "time exchange" - evenly trading hour for hour but making sure they are where we want them to be.
I think I may be on to something here. Haven't we all dreamed of having a time machine so we could re-visit the best times of our lives? This would work equally well. Sounds like the plot of a movie...