Can You Spare 500 Moments?

What is your leisure time like? Do you even have any? So many of us are struggling to find some spare moments in our busy, hectic lives. In the above photo, a small fishing boat floats serenely beneath the huge wind turbines.

This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson sums up this idea…

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. 


Guard well your spare moments...

Please consider joining the ever growing community of participants in the weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme is Spare.

500 posts milestone badgeSpeaking of moments, as I prepped my post for this photo challenge, I saw a wee notification telling me this is my 500th post!

Since I became a “serious” blogger almost two years ago, finding those spare moments of leisure has been an adventure. Blogging done right takes time and commitment, frequently using up our precious spare time.

Thank you to all who take the time to read my posts!

Take some time for yourself today and remember to guard your leisure time and spare moments wisely!


34 thoughts on “Can You Spare 500 Moments?

  1. Tomorrow’s post will be my 100th! I’ve been slacking recently on blogging, but things are picking up. I’m finding all kinds of things to write about and I’m really enjoying it… but it can be hard to carve out time for it! Like anything else, if it’s important, we’ll find a way 🙂


  2. “..finding those spare moments of leisure has been an adventure. Blogging done right takes time and commitment, frequently using up our precious spare time.” Yes it does, so why is it so worth it to you, Terri? Great post and take on the word spare.


  3. It’s good to take time out on a regular base. I love the quote, it’s a good reminder that sometimes we might not see the value of a moment in the first place. It’s very well said!


  4. This is terrific advice, Terri. I work full-time, spend time with family and have two little grandsons, am involved in my church, sing in two choirs and write a weekly blog post. I absolutely need down time, and I’m an introvert, so get recharged at home with a quiet atmosphere, spending time alone and with my husband. This is a challenge and one I am constantly working on. Thank you for the reminder that spare moments are precious!


  5. Wise words indeed, Terri. A wonderful quote.

    Congratulations on the 500th post. I’m way behind you. I don’t know why, but I never get milestone notifications from WordPress. I’m guessing they’ve forgotten about me. 😄


      1. Wow! I had no idea you could get that information about the number of likes. However, as you say, I think stats are important to everyone during the first few months. After that, they become far less important, otherwise your blog could end up in Gloria’s Chest.


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    1. Thanks! Right after I retired, I challenged myself to post daily for five months. I’ve slowed down considerably. If you want to celebrate with the badge, let me know and I can email one or you can lift one off google. Since I’m not on WP dot com, they didn’t send the badge to my stats 😦 When you hit, let’s celebrate LOL!


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