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While the amount of time is important, what we do with it is what matters most.
Recently I was devastated by the news of the passing of my friend’s wife from breast cancer. When his wife was still on treatments, I called my friend and promised to pay them a visit. I had the time but I was never able to make that visit. I felt distraught and asked myself why did I just not do it when I had the time.
In the last 2 months, I attended 3 memorials for people I know. All of them reminded me about a very basic lesson in time. Time is spelled as L-O-V-E. Take the time to visit a friend in need. Smile at a stranger. Give someone a nice compliment. Hug your kids or your spouse if you haven’t hugged them in a while. Say I love you to your significant other and explicitly say how much you mean to them. And many other ways – big or small – to use the time you have to love.
How can I pray for you today? For a loved one who is sick? A friend or family member who just passed away? Traveling? Send me a message. Post it here or post on my Facebook Page http://www.prayingrunner.com/. You can email me too at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Here's praying in a special way for victims of the mass shooting at Orlando, FL.***
Also please follow me on my "Road to 50" - My goal of running 50 marathons by age 50 years old. I'm on Marathon #42 and will be running #43 in the San Francisco Marathon on July 31st 2016. I expect to run #50 in 2018 at the Napa Valley Marathon. I'm looking for 50 runners who want to join me and celebrate my 50th.