that. No one gets an extra five or ten minutes. Just 1,440 minutes. And each of these
minutes is a gift. How we choose to spend them is up to us.
Years ago, I wondered how many hours I’d have if I were to live to be a hundred years
old. At that time it was over 500,000 hours. Fascinated with this figure, I reduced it to
minutes and then seconds. Looking back, I have greater appreciation for the often used
idiom ‘how time flies.’ According to The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary, people
have been using the phrase since 1800 when it was first recorded. I wasn’t the only one to
marvel at how the hours of each day, week, month and year can take wing when we focus
on something other than the mental whispers that tempt and taunt us to take a mind-
number at the first sign of unpleasantness.
How did I want to spend the abundant number of hours, if I should live to be a
hundred years old? At the time, I chose to laugh often, to forget past slights, rebuffs and
offenses, to forgive my own failings and those of others, and to be worry free. I chose to
live in the present, to enjoy and savor simple moments, and to avoid stress.
I experienced plenty of bumpy roads, detours and flat tires on my journey through the
years while trying to follow my audacious declaration. In time, I learned to take roads
with fewer potholes, to change my flat tires, and to get back on my journey.
As a practitioner of the Science of Mind, I not only pray for demonstrations for
myself, but for my clients, friends and family members. What is a demonstration? A
demonstration is like making a blueprint to describe something we expressly want or
need. In a house blueprint, we try to be as specific as possible; we should do the same
when designing our prayer demonstration, with the full intention of receiving it.
However, we don’t outline how it will come about or when it will be revealed, because that’s what God does. Our job is to ask God for the demonstration, to believe it will be
provided, and to wait patiently for the it and
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish