Subject: The Value of Time
Welcome to Celebrating the Journey!
Wednesday, November 7, 2001
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Welcome Notes
2. The Value of Time
3. Coaching: Squander Nothing
5. Resources for the Journey
6. Humor: Today’s Stock Market Report
1. Welcome Notes
Rain is falling hard outside my office window, a
background of noise that matches the dull steel colored
clouds hovering low on the mountains.
It is a week of juggling medical appointments, farewells
and preparing to leave my home for 5 months that makes
me truly appreciate the value of time. Hence the theme of
I welcome our new subscribers and hope you will be
patient during the sabbatical of the next two months,
remaining a part of the family until publication begins
again in late January. Thanks for joining us!
On November 18, I am beginning a couple of months
celebrating my own journey with some exciting personal
development work. I will be at The Esalen Institute on Big
Sur for a month and then in Death Valley for a period of
time. Neither place has internet access so publishing CTJ
during that time will be impossible.
You will receive 1 more regularly scheduled issue on
November 14. There will be no scheduled issues between
then and late January. It is my intention to surprise you
with a couple of unscheduled goodies during that time.
We shall see where and when the Universe presents me
with internet access.
I hope you will choose to maintain your subscription. I
will return to weekly publication in January with a
renewed spirit and lots of new stories, tips, giggles and
celebrations to share with you. You need do nothing to
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2. The Value of Time
My good and long time friend John Sari sent this to me
this week. It spoke loudly to me at this particular time,
and so I pass it along to you with its valuable message to
appreciate each millisecond of our lives.
To realize the value of ten years:
Ask a newly divorced couple.
To realize the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
To realize the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
To realize the value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.
To realize the value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize the value of one second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you can share it
with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend:
3. Coaching: Squander Nothing
Be aware and appreciative of each second, each person,
each event in your lives. They will not come again.
Time becomes something to be used, not saved.
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
If we have time to do it over, how come we didn’t have
time to do it right?
In order to hear your calling and answer it, you must
generously give yourself the gift of time. It’s not how fast
you make your dream come true, but how steadily you
Sarah Ban Breathnach
7. Reading for the Journey
>From Beginning to End: The Rituals of Our Lives by Robert Fulghum
In response to last week’s issue of CTJ, Are You Ready to
Die?, Carolyn Hardin sent a strong recommendation for
this book. That issue of CTJ can be found at
I’ve not read this particular book of Fulghum’s, and I’m a
great fan of his and will order this book for my own
>From the description of the book, it appears that Fulghum
is addressing those of us who wish to honor all parts of
our lives in ways that are perhaps not completely
traditional. He writes about rituals from the beginning to
the end of our lives. This is a resource for much more
than the preparation for our passing: it is a resource for
honoring our lives in the way WE want to.
Carolyn wrote, “I wanted to recommend a book to you
(and to the CTJ list). It is by Robert Fulghum and it is
called “From Beginning to End: The Rituals of Our
Lives”. It is a great book about rituals, and it has step-by-
step instructions for doing just what you are suggesting.
Helpful forms and everything. I highly recommend it!
Fulghum’s book is available at
8. Humor: Today’s Stock Market Report
These cute one-liners are borrowed from Phil Humbert’s
TIP’s newsletter (http://www.philiphumbert.com). He
received them from Stephen Hendren. Thanks to you
both. Enjoy the giggles.
Today’s Stock Market Report
Helium was up, feathers were down.
Paper was stationary.
Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading.
Knives were up sharply.
Cows steered into a bull market.
Pencils lost a few points.
Hiking equipment was trailing.
Elevators rose, while escalators continued their slow
Weights were up in heavy trading.
Light switches were off.
Mining equipment hit rock bottom.
Diapers remain unchanged.
Shipping lines stayed at an even keel.
The market for raisins dried up.
Coca cola fizzled.
Caterpillar stock inched up a bit.
Sun peaked at midday.
Balloon prices were inflated.
Scott Tissue touched a new bottom.
Give yourself the gift of valuing time this week.
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