Sunday, September 25, 2011

Time Standing Still

I recently parted with a clock I liked, but didn't love,
so I was really hoping to replace it
with one that appealed to me more.

Yesterday, we took a short roadtrip
to Nauvoo, IL with our visiting family.
It was the perfect fall-like day for it,
despite the nasty cold I'm nursing.

We wandered the shops in downtown Nauvoo,
where we visited a small antique store that had 
about 5 clocks for me to choose from.
This one came home with me.

I love the age it has on it
and it fits right in with the rest of the clock family.

As much as I love the rhythmic tick, tick of a clock,
I don't mind at all if they don't work.
Sometimes you wish you could buy time...
sometimes you wish time would stand still.

Today, I chose time standing still.

You'll probably be
 seeing this clock a lot in the future!

Life Means So Much - by Chris Rice
Every day is a journal page
Every man holds a quill and ink
And there's plenty of room for writing in
All we do is believe and think
So will you compose a curse
Or will today bring the blessing
Fill the page with rhyming verse
Or some random sketching

Teach us to count the days
Teach us to make the days count
Lead us in better ways
That somehow our souls forgot
Life means so much
Life means so much
Life means so much

Every day is a bank account
And time is our currency
So nobody's rich, nobody's poor
We get 24 hours each
So how are you gonna spend
Will you invest, or squander
Try to get ahead
Or help someone who's under

Teach us to count the days
Teach us to make the days count
Lead us in better ways
That somehow our souls forgot
Life means so much
Life means so much
Life means so much

Has anybody ever lived who knew the value of a life
And don't you think giving is all
What proves the worth of yours and mine

Teach us to count the days
Teach us to make the days count
Lead us in better ways
That somehow our souls forgot
Life means so much

Every day is a gift you've been given
Make the most of the time every minute you're living

Make the Most of Your Time!

Blessings,

11 comments:

  1. Angie you found a great clock. Love the poem and so important to remember live each day to it's fullest!
    ~~Linda

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  2. Oh WOW, I love ALL your clocks!!! And we sure do need to appreciate each hour, don't we? All ready for your party tomorrow...Oh, if you get a chance, I've got an awesome announcement on my blog, so I am a happy camper this weekend, for sure!

    XO
    Cindy

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  3. Love that Chris Rice song! AND love all of your clocks! What a great showpiece that arrangement makes! I have heard of Nauvoo -- will have to google and see how far it is from me. Do they have a lot of shops?

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  4. So happy I stopped by...love your blog!
    I love old clocks too...pinning away!

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  5. Great message, and I love the vintage clocks.

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  6. Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your Vintage clock and you have a great collection sweet lady.
    Im your newest follower on your beautiful blog.
    I hope you come over and join me also.
    XXOO Diane

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  7. Love the clock...and the song :) Visiting from 2805. Think I'll follow along...have a great night, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  8. Great clock, Angie! You are so right that time passes us by way too quickly. It slips through our fingers before we know it and we're wondering where it went. :) Blessings to you ~

    xoxo laurie

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  9. Great clock you add to your clock family! You are so right about the passage of time. It slips away so quickly.

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

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  10. I love the clock. It fits in perfectly. I don't remember that Chris Rice song, I'm going to have to hunt it down.

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  11. The perfect addition to your clock family! Love it's patina! I have clocks also but now I'm collecting ones with black or brown faces. Love to see the different times they have all stopped! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me!
    Rebecca

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