Many efforts have been made to measure our days, weeks, months into a 10 to 12 month calendar: Mayan, Roman, Julian, Egyptian and Gregorian. If you are reading this blog post you probably are following the Gregorian calendar as a way to measure your days into years. I have received a few calendars in the mail from businesses-I remember the funeral home calendars hanging in my grandmother’s home.
But most of us use technology or pages bound in pretty fabric/leather, etc to measure our time, and the end of the year is when most of use are finding that perfect tool to keep us on track. More often called a day planner now, calendars are no longer used for the bigger picture of “how many days in a month” but lined so that just about every minute can be accounted for-checked off- lined through as we accomplish our daily goals.
The book The Time Keeper profoundly changed my view of time and how I measure out my days. As you are filling in the blanks on your 2015 calendars, I hope the insight of Mitch Albom’s quote above will resonant with you. Making each day precious is our choice-we each have the same 24 hour day in which to put forth our goals, dreams and aspirations.