Time is really a wonderful thing. It can be defined satisfactorily. It has no beginning and no end. All things are born in time, grow in time and the decay and die in time. Time moves at its own pace. It cannot be commanded. It does not wait even for kings or princes. It cannot be analysed.
We are conscious of the passing time and its importance. We have developed clocks and watches to indicate its flow. We have invented dates, days and years to indicate and measure it in our own way, but it is really indivisible and immeasurable.
People say time is money. But it is more precious than money. Money lost can be recovered, but not the time lost. A moment once lost is lost for ever. Time is ever changing. Change is the law of nature. Nothing is independent of change or time. Man’s life is very short, but the work is much and difficult. There is so much to do. Therefore, we should not waste even a single minute. Every breath, every second should be used properly and meaningfully. Our school work, home task , hours of rest and sleep, time of recreation and exercise etc , should be well planned and organised.
We should never postpone doing good and important things. We should never idle when we ought to be working hard. Leisure is enjoyable only after fruitful hard work. It is our duty not to leave any work till tomorrow that can be done today and now.
We should not waste time. Actually, nobody can waste time. It is we who are being wasted by time. Economy of time is very important. Great men and women use their moments most profitably and economically. It is through this method that they have invented great things, discovered wonderful things and left their foot-prints on the sands of time.
Even our spare time should be wisely used. It should be utilized in pursuit of healthy and meaningful hobbies. We may study books, learn music, play with children, grow a garden, learn to do something new and useful in our leisure. Time cannot be stopped, it cannot be commanded, nor can it be brought or recovered. It is eternal and most mighty. Therefore , it deserves our utmost respect and regard. Time is the best guarantee of our success if we use it properly. It is limitless, but in relation to us individuals, it is too short.
Thivera M (Intermediate)