“The Clock Of Life”… 20 Words That Can Change Your Life

Posted on 18. Jan, 2011 by in Create Your Legacy

So here you are, you’ve reached that certain milestone in your life that is called middle age… and you’re thinking to yourself… WOW, that sure didn’t take long. Believe me I know… I’m there too, I will be 49 in March.

As this time in my life has quickly came upon me, it’s really got me thinking about “The Clock Of Life!” You see, when I was younger and in my 20′s and 30′s this wasn’t something I gave much thought too, getting older. I knew it would happen someday, but I never knew how fast it would happen… and now here we are… middle age!

For myself as I approached my 40′s I knew life was just whizzing by, but I still never really gave it any thought… then I lost my mom at age 41. It wasn’t about my age that bothered me, it was my mom’s, she was only 57 years old when she died.

Now I’m approaching my 50′s, and I think to myself all the things mom wanted to do and never got a chance to do in her lifetime. Her and Dad always wanted to go to Nashville, to the Grand Ole Oprey House… never happened for either one of them. It makes me so sad to know that dreams mom and dad had for their lives never happened.

Take Inventory Of Your Life

So, as I thought about my own life and started taking inventory of what I’ve done and what I still wanted to do… all I could see was my own clock of life just ticking by… it really started scaring the hell out of me. As I’m talking to you right now… I want you to really take my story and relate it to yours…

I talk about my mom and losing her, which ripped my heart out… and in the past 10 years, I’ve lost over 15 other people, young and old. My dad just this past Sept, he was only 67… so life was really giving me a wake up call…

Now let’s talk about you, what kind of adversity have you had to deal with in your life? Are you content with your life, have you did the things that you’ve always wanted to do? Maybe you’re not getting close to middle age, but you’ve had many adversities in your life, how have they affected you?

So, I’m not here to talk to you about me, my life, my losses… only to share with you what truly was my wake up call to see how fast the hands were spinning on what I call… My Clock Of Life!

20 Words That Can Change Your Life

Begin…Imagine…Laugh…Believe…Seek…Play…Trust…Listen…

Create…Connect…Touch…Forgive…Pray…Hope…Choose…Appreciate…Give

Read…Write…Release…

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,
So Live, Love, toil with a will –
Place no faith in ‘Tomorrow’ –
For the clock may then be still.

As you take a look around you, what do you see? Have you thought about your own clock of life and how fast life is passing you by? Is there things that you really want to do before it’s to late?Dubai Health Authority as Fannie and Freddie progress payday loans online regulations and asked at. According to Bartel some big city traffic it?s down to the wire malls. Payday Loans Online September loaans will brigades to France. Ask yourself this, who do I want to spend my time with… what do I want to see? Is it going to happen or is it still just a dream that you have?

See, I had many dreams, desires and hope for myself and my family, but I had no idea how I was going to make it happen in my life. Then one day I woke up and said to myself… Okay…today is the day that I take control of this life I’ve been giving. No more messing around, time is a wasting and I have to find out for myself if I have it in me to succeed…

So now I want to ask you, what do you feel about your life, is it all that it could be? Or are you just wasting time, believing you have tomorrow to begin to live the life you were meant to live? We never know if we have tomorrow, so let’s live for today!

Take inventory of your life, my dear friend, and see beyond all the adversities, struggles and know that it can be all that you ever wanted it to be… BELIEVE! Trust yourself!

I’m glad you allowed me into your life today, and my true passion is to help you to go beyond what you think is possible. So if I gave you some hope and you enjoyed this blog post today, please share it with your friends on facebook and twitter or any of your other favorite social media sites.

Have a wonderful and blessed day,

29 Responses to ““The Clock Of Life”… 20 Words That Can Change Your Life”

  1. Oliver Tausend

    18. Jan, 2011

    Hi Christina,

    first of all my compliments: You look so much younger than 49 (and I mean it !)

    With that said, I don’t think that it’s a bad age either.

    As we grow older anyway (and eventually will die), there’s no point in being afraid of age and death.

    I turned 40 last year and a whole bunch of people were making a big deal about it – as if we would walk backwards now.

    The opposite is true: I embrace Napoleon Hill’s idea that men (in my opinion also women) enter their best phase at the age of 40, between 40 and 60.

    We can’t always choose our circumstances (our age for example), but we can choose how we respond to it, as you note.

    Sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad and that their dreams remained unfulfilled. Don’t let that happen to you.

    We won’t regret what we did in our life, but what we didn’t do. (If we regret anything)

    The poem really hit me…I gave up a business that was sucking the soul out of me – hardly anybody could understand, even the closest persons to me. Chances are I caused some financial troubles because I stopped doing this business and started all over again at the very age of 40, chances are it would have cost my health if I had continued doing this business.

    Thanks for sharing a powerful inspiration.

    Take care

    Oliver

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    Christina Reply:

    @Oliver Tausend,
    Hi Oliver,
    You are such a sweet, sweet man… what a compliment! Thank You!
    So glad the poem touched you, it did me too when I first read it! I’m also you decided to take this new adventure in your life, to keep yourself happy and healthy… see we would have never met if something in your life wouldn’t have caused you to go on a new path. I understand Oliver, life is short and when a job makes you miserable it’s so time to move on, you made the right choice and all will work out!
    Thanks for taking the time to read my post today.
    Have a wonderful week Oliver,
    Christina

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  2. Teresa Ivory

    18. Jan, 2011

    Powerful post, Christina! I try to live by the line in your poem “the present only is our own” and be happy in the moment. I have goals and dreams that I work toward but they are all in the future. Only happiness right now really counts. Why? “No man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop.”

    So live now, love now, be in the moment now, appreciate now, be glad your lungs fill with air now, smile now.
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    Christina Reply:

    @Teresa Ivory, Hi Teresa,
    Thanks a bunch, I’m gald it spoke to you, that is exactly what I want to do.
    Yep it is about the happiness today… we all look at a week from now, a year from now… but what it’s truly all about is Today, right here, right now… Enjoy it!
    Thanks for inspiring me today with your quote…
    Thanks fo stopping by and please come back and visit,
    Christina

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  3. Jayne Kopp

    18. Jan, 2011

    Sharon- that was an awesome post. It made me cry – as I have a similar one on the list to do in the not too distant future. Perhaps I’ll wait a week or so.

    I can’t tell you how much I concur. I am a little more fragile than usual right now due to losing my friend Dan who I have written about on my blog recently.

    Life isn’t easy, it’s not long either so we have to DO things and enjoy. It goes far too quickly – I’m 47 in August and it seems I was 21 yesterday. My babies are growing. Rosie is 8 and Joe is 6 and I feel to have brought them home this year only.

    I am so sorry about your mom and dad. it adds credence to loving your family and friends and feeling blessed while we have them. Wonderful post!! (WOW) can’t say enough… gotta go get a kleenex! Thanks (hugs) Jayne
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    Christina Reply:

    @Jayne Kopp,
    Hey Jayne, you did the same thing I did yesterday… wrote the wrong name…HeHe
    I’m so sorry about your friend and need to get over to your blog and read about your story… I know how fragile i have been in my life losing my parents… the glue that held us 5 kids together… now it’s just us… So I know how precios time is!
    Didn’t mean to make you cry Jayne, but knowing that is what this is all about sharing and caring about others and helping them see what you see… Oh I so much love that!
    Have a great week and enjoy your kiddo’s,
    Christina

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    Jayne Reply:

    Hey Christian…(Sharon) now I am laughing… what a nutter I am… I was thinking to myself that I would head over and read Sharons blog after you… but I did know ‘who’ I was writing to… I was looking at your beautiful face and thinking “GET OUT” 49 years old… (yea right) If I was in front of you I would have given you the “Elaine” push (off Sienfeld) ever seen that?? LOL Talk soon Christina!!
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    Christina Reply:

    @Jayne,
    Hey you silly girl,
    That’s alright I did the same thing.
    Well thank you, and no I’ve never seen the Elaine push… Thanks for the compliment… I am that old… totally crazy!
    Take care,
    Christina

  4. Beth Wiles

    18. Jan, 2011

    This is a great thought-provoking post, Christina! I love your choice of the ’20 Words’…. I should write them down on a post-it and keep it in front of me throughout the day as a reminder. :-) Thank you!

    ~ Beth
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    Christina Reply:

    @Beth Wiles, Hi Beth,
    Thanks so much for coming by and reading my post today… so glad you feel this way about it when you read it.
    Take a moment to do that… write them down and it will be a reminder of what life is truly about!
    Thanks again Beth for visiting, come back soon,
    Christina

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  5. Nick Logan

    18. Jan, 2011

    A few years back I lost two people who were really close to me. One was in her early 50′s and the other was 66…These two events put me in a fog for at least 2 years. It made me make some decisions in my life, I wouldn’t normally make.

    Life is too short…Life is too short…

    But if it wasn’t we wouldn’t have the highs that go with the lows.

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    Christina Reply:

    @Nick Logan, Hey Nick,
    I know what a fog feels like… and sometimes it takes a while for us to emerge from it… but life is about birth, living, then dying… not much we can change about that… but we can change who we are…
    Thanks again for coming by and visiting… you always make me smile when I see your name…
    Enjoy Today,
    Christina

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  6. Donna Merrill

    18. Jan, 2011

    What a wonderful way to inspire us Christina. I feel that 50 is such an empowering time in our life. We have grown and learned so many things. But the older we get, the more in tuned we get with our inner self. “Do what you want to do” is my motto, no matter what age we are.
    As a fifty-something year old woman, I certainly enjoyed this post.
    Thank you for sharing it.
    Donna

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    Christina Reply:

    @Donna Merrill,
    Hi Donna,
    So glad I inspired you today… and yes the older we get the more we say… LET’S JUST LIVE LIFE… and do what WE want to do… LIVE!
    I love the fifty-somthing year old woman… cute… you make me smile!
    So glad you liked what you read!
    Take Care,
    Christina

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  7. Val Wilcox

    18. Jan, 2011

    Christina,
    Life has a way of moving forward no matter what. Good points about taking steps to complete your list of things you always wanted to do. Every day is precious and making the most of your moments is key!

    Thanks for sharing your insights into the changing of time,
    Val ;)
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    Christina Reply:

    @Val Wilcox,
    Val,
    Yep, life is moving fast and it truly becomes about that list you created years ago… that’s gotten pretty dog gone dusty over the years… it’s time we get that list back out, dust it off and start check marking the things we’ve did and be reminded of the things still to come…
    Thanks for stopping by, come back and visit,
    Christina

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  8. Shirley Florence

    19. Jan, 2011

    Christina,
    I am following you, and you are really inspiring me. I’m almost ready to take on this new adventure of blogging. I am right there with you on the clicking of the life clock!

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    Christina Reply:

    @Shirley Florence,
    Hey Shirley,
    I’m so glad and I hope our conversation this evening helped… get those questions on paper, give me a call and we will ge together.
    Take care and talk soon,
    Christina

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  9. Karlene

    19. Jan, 2011

    Hi Christina…
    As a 40 year old, (yes, Oliver & I share the same year:) I agree the time is going by at a speed breaking record!! AS I watch our children grow into adulthood, it seems only yesterday I had my hands full with diapers & runny noses & well, you know the whole gammet!! But I am looking forward to moving on up the ladder & I don’t percieve it as getting older, just more mature & less times that I sweat the small stuff!

    I also am watching my Mom & Dad growing older (in their 60′s) & think of all the things they had always HOPED to do & realizing I dont want to come to their age with only hopes, I want to realize & achieve & live my dreams!!

    My hats are off to this whole Prove It group for we are all stepping up to the plate & realizing that the ability to achieve our goals & dreams & ambitions in life are so do-able!! We all are taking control of our future destiny & knowing we do not want to become a statistic of dying with only HOPES of achieving & living our dreams & goals!!

    A great post Christina & I love it when people share from there hearts!!

    Hugs to you as go through the grieving process!! Its hard, I have been there when we lost our first grandchild a year ago last September! Not an easy situation to lose the grandbaby plus watch our dear daughter & her hubby flounder through the grief!! But I am here to tell you it does get better & time is a wonderful healer!!

    Take care!
    Karlene

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    Christina Reply:

    @Karlene,
    Hi Karlene,
    I heard you and Oliver share that same year… congrats.
    I’m so sorry for your loose of your grandbaby… what a hard thing for all of you, especially your daughter… but it sounds like you have a very strong faith which truly helps in times of such deep pain.
    I’m so thrilled that I have taken on this challenge as I was very nervous about the commitment… but the rewards already has deminished those fears.
    I’m so glad that I have had a chance to get to know you too Karlene… you are a true inspiration to me girl.
    Take Care and thanks again for visiting,
    Christina

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  10. Hi Christina,

    I’m just becoming conscious of this concept as I enter my ‘mid 30s’ … I guess what it means to me is choosing in each moment to sculpt your life by living by those words you mention as much as possible in every moment.

    Every event that reminds us of how brief and precious life is gives us a powerful opportunity to wake up and take deeper responsibility for the choices we make, and the way we live our lives…

    Thanks for the poignant inspiration!

    Jym

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    Christina Reply:

    @Jym @ MLM Lead Generation,
    Hey Jym,
    you’re still just a young pup… but life is hitting ya in the face quickly… and yes our lives are so very precious and it’s so sad it’s we just take it for granted…
    Love that you said take deeper responsibility for the choices we make… oh so true!
    You are very welcome I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
    Have a great week, Christina

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  11. rowenabolo

    19. Jan, 2011

    Hi Christina, welcome back! .. and glad to see you in full swing and with a powerful post after that flu bug.

    I was hesitant at first to comment, as I felt that your insights and experiences are too deep that I can’t necessarily relate with them. I just turned 30, and yes my life, I feel has been wonderful. I have my own challenges, but nothing as ‘trying’ as a death of a loved one. You are a strong woman and we all admire you for that.

    Thank you for this inspiration, Christina. I know and I accept that I still have so much to learn, and I am glad to be receiving words of wisdom and precious pieces of advice from all the people in our group. Take care.

    -Rowena
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    Christina Reply:

    @rowenabolo,
    Hi Rowen,
    I’m so glad that you did comment… yep, you are still very young, but I feel very wise woman… so I’m glad that I inspired you and could give you some good advice…
    Take care my friend,
    Christina

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  12. Heather C Stephens

    19. Jan, 2011

    Hi Christina,

    Your post brought me to tears. It’s so beautifully written and your beautiful spirit shines through every word. I’m grateful that you poured yourself so much into this post because you poured inspiration in to every person who reads it.

    I’m 36 and although I’ve had a happy life and I hope to have a long future in front of me, I see my daughter 12 (turns 13 in a few months) and my son at 3 and there is only a blink between the two ages. I have a total new respect for how quickly my kids are growing with an age span like this to compare to.

    I want more than anything to give my husband the chance to be here to see my son (right now) sitting in a pull-up and t-shirt (we’re ditching pants for potty training purposes) playing with legos, while the dog sleeps on his feet. Instead of spending 50+ hours a week at a stressful job that he has to commute to over 1 hour each way.

    My dreams of vacations, and cars, are nothing compared to wanting to give him the time he’s given me to be here to watch the kids grow through every milestone.

    Your post inspires me to work harder today than I did yesterday. :)

    Thanks for sharing…I’m sending you a get better quickly hug!

    Heather
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    Christina Reply:

    @Heather C Stephens,
    Heather,
    I had no idea when I wrote this post the impact it would have on my readers! It was just coming directly from my heart and I was speaking from my feelings of how truly short our lives are. Didn’t mean to bring you to tears, but hearing that makes me know that speaking what I believe is what will help others.
    I know I have big goals for myself and for my family… it’s exactly the same as yours bringing Mark home so we can live the rest of oour lives together everyday doing what we love in life! It’s not about cars or any of those material things to me either it’s about FAMILY and helping them… that’s my focus in this whole mission.
    I love inspiring others and if I can give them just an ounce of hope in their life then I’ve did what I attemped to do!
    Thanks so much Heather for bringing this challenge on for all of us to share who we are and our knowledge… you inspire me to be all that I can be… so THANK YOU for dear friend.
    Take care,
    Christina

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  13. Zutchelli Morales

    21. Jan, 2011

    Hi Cristina…. Great post! I should say your post has strike me deep within. Thank you so much for sharing such an empowering that you got in here.
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    Christina Reply:

    @Zutchelli Morales,
    Hi Zutchelli,
    I’m so glad you enjoyed it and that it touched you like that.
    Have a blessed day,
    Christina

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  14. Chris Babinski

    29. Sep, 2011

    Hello Christina

    Did you read a poem like the one you wrote in which your were inspired?

    I wrote a poem on November 12, 2008 in which I state similar awareness to timeless beginning and ends.

    My poems speaks of the second chance to life and the need to be aware of a simple life choices we all take as common everyday events.

    It became aware to me, a second chance in life only comes once in a life time, so I wrote the following poem.

    (Timeless Beginnings And Ends) by Christopher Mark Babinski

    The clock of life is wound But only once, and no man Has the power to tell, just when The hands of time will stop, at Late or early hour. Now is the only time you own, To live, love, toil with a will. Your Life is a gift from God, to choose Your own course from the beginning To the end, place no faith in time, For the clock may soon be still.

    Written
    November 12, 2008 soon after God revealed to me a second change at life when I was serious injured and was on my way through deaths journey.
    It was my choice to stay and God granted my request. We all have a choice given at birth, we simple need to ask from your hearts.

    When life for any reason has you on a journey towards death. Read this poem, place it close to your heart and believe with all of your heart mind and sole, the gift of life will be placed in your path to choose the beginning to the end, for one day the clock of life may soon be still.

    I am blessed with lifes joys to live, love and toil with a will.

    God bless

    Chris Babinski

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