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24 Hours

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

Quite frankly, I found it quite enjoyable when Emma asked me to write for this site. I didn’t think I would have that much to say, but it seems I do. Who knew? Certainly not me. I laughed when she first asked me, but then when I realized she was serious, I started to think about what to write first. One thing led to another, and now it is the 23rd, and I am writing this in the morning, causing her to wait for me to submit it before announcing the site. I promise next time I won’t wait until the day of to write, but out of my procrastinate came the topic I wanted to start my journey with you.

There are only twenty-four hours in a day, and as I’ve grown older, I’ve come across so many people who wish they have more hours in their day. I can see why. Humans sleep on average ⅓ of the day. It can make you distraught to think that ⅓ of your life is, in layman’s terms, useless. Add on top of that ⅓, add all the times you spend procrastinating, mindlessly scrolling, doing things, and talking to people you don’t enjoy, etcetera, etcetera. The time adds up, and you come out with only have a couple of useful hours in a day, if any.

I’ve met many people who find it hard to get out of bed, knowing there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything we are called to do. But everyone has only twenty-four hours in a day, and there is no excuse why you do not use those hours to the best of your ability.

I find it quite humbling to know I have the same hours in a day that some of the world’s most significant contributors have. Just think about it. It will help you relax in a way. I find it humbling to know that people like Fydor Dostoevsky, Margaret Thatcher, Leonidas of Sparta, George Washington, Jane Austen, Marcus Aurelius, and even Jesus Christ himself all had twenty-four hours in a day like you and me.

If anything, doesn’t that knowledge give you some hope that you have the potential to do something great in the small number of hours we are given? And to think we are going to live longer than many of those people. So we will have more hours than many of them.

Yes, it is overwhelming to think of all the things we have to accomplish in the day (and trust me, I am a hypocrite to a great extent with this as I have waited till the absolute last moment to write this), but everyone else has twenty-four hours in a day. We can beg all we want for more hours, but we will not get those hours. So we might as well do what some of the greatest men and women before us did and use those hours to the best of our ability.

And if you do, we will continue to be amazed at what we can accomplish in our lives.


Parting is such sweet sorrow, but until we meet again.

With love,

Richard V.

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