January 14, 2012

Nulla Dies Sine Linea

Posted in 2012 Journal at 20:43 by Miracle

“Not a day without a line” is probably the earliest writing advice in history and yet many of us who enjoy writing do not heed the counsel. And it’s not because we don’t want to, we simply don’t have the time – or so we think. Turning the Starbucks planner into a quasi-diary of daily thoughts has revealed that it only takes about 5 minutes to write a line or two in its pages everyday. That leaves 1,435 minutes for other activities. Not only that, I realized that it takes at least 5 minutes to pray at the beginning of the day, and another mere 5 minutes to read one average chapter in the New Testament – both essential spiritual occupations we never seem to have time for. That still leaves us with 1,425 minutes for other pursuits. Where do we squander these hundreds of minutes? How many do we give to the people who really matter in our life?

Time. We never seem to have enough. But the truth is, we have enough. More than enough. The trouble is that we misspend most of it on things that – frankly speaking – don’t matter.

This is what I hope to accomplish this year and for the rest of my life: Not a day without a line. Not a day without doing something worthwhile. Not a day without smiling. Not a day without loving. =)

Related Entries:
January 1 - 7: One Thought at a Time
January 8 - 13: Lifting Off



  1. Fred said,

    Same hopes here… wish the cosmos will bend it’s grid for you. We could both use the warp… ^_^


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