Friday, January 1, 2010

Time in a Bottle

"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."

One of my favorite songs growing up was "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce. No matter how much time passes, it's a song that I always remember the words to.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go
Through time with

In this New Year, I intend to use my time more wisely; to make every minute count; to accomplish something every day whether it be creative or organizational; to give of my time to help another.

"The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains." ~ Marcel Proust

Wishing you much happiness and time for all that is important to you. Peace & blessings, Tammy


Unknown said...

Very creative post Tammy. I hope that you are finding time for relaxing and enjoying yourself over the holiday! Judi

Rose said...

Oh wow, blast from the past. I love Jim Croce. Thanks for the reminder to make every minute count. Blessings for the new year.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Beautiful post.
You are so right about 'time'.
As my son turned 4 a few days ago, I got a little emotional about it. It just all seems to go so fast.
I need to slow it down and savor it.
Blessings to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I remember Jim Croche..... I was in my early 20's when he was popular & then died. His music is very timely. Wonderful post!!

Faded Charm said...

This is a very inspiring post. I wish you much happiness in 2010!


Terri said...

Tammy, simply said...beautiful post! I love the look of your blog too! Terri

DeeDee said...

Very cool post Tammy...mine are so boring.....Happy New Year and I like you hope to use my time more wisely this year...

crochet lady said...

That has always been a favorite song of mine as well. It makes me think that my time is well spent when it's spent with someone I love or someone that needs a little love.

Happy New Year Tammy!

Martha's Favorites said...

Tammy: That is one of my favorite songs. It has a great message. God bless you in all you do this year! Martha

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Tammy,
Jim Croce was a favorite of mine too....lovely post! Time is something that I have never had much of but soon will have lots of...I, too hope that I use it wisely! May 2010 bring you and your family many blessings! I look forward to sharing more through our blogs!
Happy New Year!
Take care, Laura

glor said...

Good food for thought ... Jim Croce, a favorite also of mine.

Elaine said...


A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy, great resolutions! Love the way you tied in the lyrics. I wish you and your family a most happy new year! So glad we had the chance to get to know each other through this wonderful blog community!
Sharon :-)

Melissa said...

I see you already started your resolution this is extraordinary little musical that you just gave us. I probally know the song but have to hear it first. I haven't even thought of a resolution let alone put it to the works. Just to take each day as it comes and live it the best I eating sugar cookies when I shouldn't:)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful post for today. I love how creative you are with your thoughts on your post. I never know what to expect, but always enjoy what I come away with. I have little doubt that your new years resolution will become a reality for you. It is a good one, and I am sure you put a lot of thought into what you would like to accomplish this year. I am shooting for good attitudes and staying positive on a daily basis. Sounds simple, but I am sure it will be challenging at times. HA!
Hope your new year brings you everything you hoped for!!

Love ya,

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Great post! After I just posted about my slacking since Christmas, I needed this.
I saw Blindside also, it was very touching, it really got me at the end when they showed photos of Michael and the family. What an inspiration! To make such a difference in someones life!

miruspeg said...

Hello Tammy
Beautiful song by Jim Croce and definitely timeless.
Love the way you have included pictures to his words and of course I love the quote.
I have got so much inspiration from quotes over the past year and I am sure they will inspire me again this year.
This is a really beautiful first post for 2010, thank you for sharing it was us.
Peggy xxxx

GwendolynKay said...

I love this song. It moves my heart... makes me feel tearful. You are a treasure and I wish we could spend more time together.

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