Countdown to The Time Keeper
Try to imagine a life without time keeping.
You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, time keeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out.
- Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper
Time is moving forward and also running out. Every second on the clock marks another moment that has escaped, never to return. It’s easy to forget to take it slowly when days are rushing by so quickly, and you find it hard to fit everything in.
But what would we do if we had extra time? If there was that extra hour every day, or even an extra ten minutes?
As the final bank holiday for the year (and the final weekend in the summer) dawns upon us, we're gifted an entire extra day to ourselves to relax, take it slowly, and enjoy free time. We’ll be making the most of those hours to ourselves, and spending time doing all those things we love.
Here are some of our suggestions for things to do with the extra day:
- Call a friend you haven't spoken to in a while
- Have a barbecue (weather permitting)
- Bake biscuits
- Ride a bicycle in a place you've never been
- Enter our competition to win a copy of Mitch Albom's The Time Keeper
And, of course, read a good book.
What will you be doing with the bank holiday to make the most of your time? Let us know in the comments below.
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