The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. ~Psalm 90:10

Time is important! We cannot borrow it. We cannot replace it. Time is what it is. It is here for that moment and that moment alone. Time is something that has always fascinated me, but others never seem to want to talk about that. I feel like I have lived my life as a slave to time. This idea probably came about when I realized that I never had the time to do the things I wanted to do. Most of the time I did not have the time to think about what I wanted.

Children, family, and friends need pieces of our time so they take it. Bosses need our time so they offer incentives to get it. But we have to take time too. We have to take time to think about what is important. Our brains need time to process information, so we take time to think. Our bodies need time to rest, so we take time to sleep or take a vacation.

We give time. We make time for the people and things that are important to us. Time is something that we can give. We give our time to jobs for money that is needed to live comfortably. We give our time to spouses for companionship. We give our time to others because we like their company.

Time is seasonal. Time. There is a time to love, a time to live, a time to die, a time to dance, a time to cry, a time to laugh, a time to work, a time to play, etc. Seasons change with time, or does time change the season? Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …

Minding Hearts is building advocacy and peer support groups, “Hearts and Minds” in each state. The groups are created to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for those that might not otherwise be heard. We are here for encouragement, education, and support. We are here to support families and develop resources that maintain family integrity. We look forward to your support. If you would rather become active by donating, then visit the donation page. Thank you.

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