Rollover Moments

Nov 22, 2011 by

Rollover Moments

I talk to you all the time about the moments that count. However, I understand there are a lot of you out there who think that a bunch of your moments do not count for as much as you’d like them to. So you’ve asked me if, well, you can store them somewhere to use later, when you’re “ready”.

I’d love to tell you, “Yeah!”

Ahhhhhh, but, no……

Where ya’ gonna put ’em? In your pocket? In your shoe? Under your desk? On the left side of the top shelf in the hall closet? On the other hand, maybe you’d set up a special safe deposit box at the bank? Or maybe you would like to roll ’em over like extra minutes on your cell phone plan? You know. Then use ’em next month, ‘cuz it feels to you like this month’s had way too many moments you had to spend in ways you didn’t really want to, so you’re sure next month will be better for spending the moments you want to count.

Or better yet, remember that incredible Jim Croce song, Time in a Bottle?
What a poet he was….

Well, Jim put it really well when he wrote:

“If I could save time in a bottle
the first thing that I’d like to do
is to save every day like a treasure and then….”

What if we could do that with those moments we felt we’d “wasted” or the ones we count as ill used?

What would we do differently with those moments if we could have a second chance? Would we hold time’s hands and not let the moments slip away?

Remember another part of Jim’s song?
I mean the one that says,
“But there never seems to be enough time
to do the things you want to do
once you find them…”

So, my friends, I smile an easy smile, send a nod and a wink out on the breeze to Jim, and look back at you all and say, I too, so, so wish there was some amazing, magic bottle to save those moments of ours in. For I too, want Jim’s magic words to come true.

But, until the day that bottle we want washes up on our shore, I guess we’ll just have to learn to count the treasure in each moment as we spend it.


  1. Magnificent, Johnny!! Thank you!! 🙂

  2. Thank you, Adele. I agree with your thoughts about making our moments count, for sure!! 🙂

  3. Beautifully expressed, Brooke! We would all do well to reconsider your wise words…maybe even while listening to Jim’s song;)..and realize, once again, that all we have is now…and we might want to really make our best effort to make our moments count! Thanks again for your always wonderful insights!

  4. Brookie, Brookie, Brookie; Those moments you think are lost and needed to be stored somewhere are not lost at all, and they have been stored in a very safe place. They are fodder for old age. We ancient ones take them out of their safe storage every day and re-examine them over and over, sometimes happily, sometimes with a tear but we take them out and relive our MEMORIES. Our minds are the safe where all of those riches are stored dear Brook and the joy they bring in the final years of our lives is a figure with more zeros than this page can hold. The young, who hurry through life with the expectation that what they dream or desire is attainable, are not capable of using the ATM of MEMORIES yet. They have too many experiences to live before they join we old folks in our rocking chairs, savoring those moments we thought we had lost…Never lost Brook, just stored away for future comfort. I think John Kennon Russell said it well in his poem – “You are within me, and I am within you. though I no longer see you or feel the warmth of your embrace. Though the memory of our time together may fade, Our story will always be with me. And you are here, in me. As I am in you, here, now and always.” JWSIII