30 November 2011

Treasure time

My precious watch broke :-(

When I got home from work today, somehow I was playing around with my watch while I was reading through my emails. All of a sudden, my watch broke and I just looked at it for a while. I realised that my watch is not just a watch. Besides from symbolising time, it's also a symbol for some priceless memories of Africa for me.

During my stay in South Africa in 2008, my previous watch broke when I was goofing around with some friends. I'm very picky when it comes to watches, but when I was walking through the Canal Walk at Century City in Cape Town (shopping centre) I came across this watch. My style, my favourite colour blue... my kind of watch! This watch has been telling me time ever since.

Canal Walk at Century City, Cape Town

Time is an important factor in my life. I always have a lot going on and need to manage time well to be able to get everything done. If you were to ask me if I would turn back time if I could, I wouldn't know what to answer. I would love to redo certain moments in my life, but then I wouldn't be the same person that I am today. I'm not fully content with who I am at the moment, but I'm getting there. I'm learning from the time that has already passed us by and look ahead to the time that is yet to come.

Really wished that
I could give time as a gift

I do wish that it was possible to wrap up time as a present. I know that some of my loved ones are preparing to say goodbye, because not everybody will be given the same amount of time on earth, unfortunately.

Time is one of those four letter words with a significant meaning in life. I want to encourage you to take the time and look around you every now and then. We seem to be caught up in a world where everybody is in a hurry, but time will pass us by before you know it so cherish it well!

Since tomorrow is World Aids Day, I would like to finish this post with a quote from one of my heroes who passed away because of HIV/Aids at the age of twelve:

‘Do all you can with what you have, in the time you have, in the place you are.’

- Nkosi Johnson -

Treasure time and spend it well people!

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