“The days are long, but the years are short.”  

~ Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
I can’t count how many times in the last month I’ve said to someone, “Wow, it’s been a really long day.” Work has been hectic, baseball season kicked off, and my husband’s travel schedule has been frequent and unpredictable.  Some days I can’t wait to crawl into bed with a good book and finally take a deep breath.
But then there are times that I’m reminded just how quickly time passes: watching my daughter read her first book, comparing the kids’ school pictures from this year to last year, seeing my son try to squeeze into a shirt he wore comfortably just 6 months ago.  My kids are no longer babies, and I don’t know how that happened.  Despite those really long days, the years seem to pass right before my eyes.   
I know I need to stop squandering time and complaining about long days.  Because this is exactly how quickly it seems my kids’ childhoods are flying by…

4 Comments on The Days are Long, The Years are Short

  1. I saw this video earlier, it's so eye opening to just how fast time goes by! I hate to think about how much time I have wasted doing who-knows-what rather than spending it appreciating my kids and how quickly they are growing up. Sigh, time really needs to slow down…just not during the work day.

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