Well, 2013 kinda got away from us... just yesterday the trees were budding with fresh green leaves. Today those leaves are golden and red, a crunchy coating on the ground. As far as I know, each day still contains 24 hours, and each year 365 days; how is it that they speed by at such lighting pace? We live in the past: such marvelous memories. Or, we live in the future: such glorious hopes. Meanwhile, the present slips past, quiet and unnoticed.
Or maybe the present is noticed, soaked in, enjoyed to the fullest. Time isn't flowing any faster or slower than usual but each moment overflows with blessings to the one who is alert to them. Sometimes blessings come wrapped in thorns, sometimes they're pillowy-soft. Always a gift from God, a chance to grow and expand our hearts.
One day, we'll be in heaven where there is no more time, only an eternal NOW. Embrace it, live it while it is here.