Hi everyone, hope you are doing well. This week’s post is about time. Time.I don’t know if anyone has noticed but starting the week I published my blog post A Poetic Post , I posted at 11:08am. It sounds like a strange number but it just so happened that’s the time I finished it that day. By the end of that weekend I had increased the flow of traffic to my website by almost double. It might have been my excellent poetry, but I also consider that maybe 11:08am was a lucky time for me. I know in Chinese culture 8 is a very lucky number. It also is for me. On August 8th, 2008, my then boyfriend proposed to me. We have been together for 13 years, 4 of those we have been happily married for. We got married on August 6th, 2010. Another 8. I was born in 19…. never mind… the year isn’t important… what I’m getting at is 8 might have some magic in my life, so I decided every week from then I would schedule my posts to go live on every Friday at 11:08.
I think it might be working. I have many more amazing people visiting my page, which might also be in HUGE part to some amazing friends I have met on Twitter. Like Bill Cunningham who so graciously keeps mentioning my blog to his followers. Thank you!
So call me superstitious or ridiculous, that’s fine. I will keep on posting my blogs at my magic time and keep wishing for good fortune to come my way. Some times our lives can be controlled by time way too much, not enough, too much- whatever it may be. If for that one minute every Friday I can put out good thoughts into this world, so much the better.
So… here’s to 11:08am, may it be as lucky a minute for you as it is for me and may the moments to follow be even greater. Just because I like a little food for thought every now and again, I leave you for a few quotes about time.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn
It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing.
All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future,
but we don’t know if there is one. ― George Harrison
Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’ ― Lao Tzu