Monday, January 21, 2013

Measure in love

525,600 minutes.....

How do you measure a year in the life?.........

Measure in love

Many of us are familiar with the above lines in "Seasons of Love" a number from the musical RENT.

I think of this song every year on my birthday, and here I am, reminded of it again as I turn another year older.

"Measure in love"....isn't that how we should measure not just a year, but a life in general? Not in possessions as they don't go with us. Not in number of years as some live short but full lives, others long, but empty.  Everything is measured in love. Without love and connections to others we are just wandering ghosts.

So what did I do with my previous year's 525,600 minutes besides sleeping and eating? I spent a lot of those minutes learning, writing, running, and stretching my comfort zone. 

Also spent a lot of those minutes grieving. If a year in the life is made up of seasons then this past season was definitely my "winter". This is due to the passing away of someone who I will always think of on my birth day, the one who was there with me through every painful minute..... thanks mom and I miss you.

Wouldn't mind taking back a few thousand minutes I wasted worrying, complaining, or wallowing in self doubt or indecisiveness.

Finally, I am grateful for every one of those minutes I put into giving or receiving love....

This year I will try to use my minutes wisely.....and to appreciate them more than ever.

3 minutes of love from 'RENT'

Cast of "RENT", (the movie)....Courtesy Google Images


  1. Great message. It's the quality of life, not the quantity really.

  2. Brought a tear to my eyes. It really is about the moments.

  3. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." (Denis Waitley)