The Time Keeper

In all aspects of life, we have this tendency to be on a rush in everything that we do. We're always in a hurry, always looking to achieve a goal. Honestly, I'm someone who's afraid of stopping 'cause I fear that I might run out of time. Rushing too much that I often forget to savor and enjoy the little things around me. Do you feel the same way, too?

I just finished reading Mitch Albom's The Time Keeper (kaya rume-realize ng ganito haha) and it's such a nice book! If you haven't read it yet, please do! You'll definitely appreciate the real value of time. Highlighted some of my favorite lines while I was reading, share ko sa inyo later on! :)

On me: polka dot chiffon shirt courtesy of Persunmall | shorts courtesy of Miss Sixty Philippines | bow clips courtesy of Pinkbox Accessories | Casio watch | clutch courtesy of Suiteblanco | nude studded flats courtesy of SM Parisian

Notice I've been wearing bow clips lately? Ahhh! Tell me, how can you resist these cutesy hair accessories? Swear I'm getting more from Pinkbox! ♥

Chill ensemble for a Sunday shoot and bonding with my beloved "battery team" at McKinley. Pure love for this buttondown from Persunmall! Perfect for lazy days!

And as promised, here are some of my favorite lines from The Time Keeper.

"Try to imagine a life without timekeeping.
You probably can't. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie.
Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out."

"He cried that night for all that he had lost, but he would say it taught him a valuable lesson: that holding on to things 'will only break your heart'."

"But a man who can take anything will find most things unsatisfying. And a man without memories is just a shell."

"We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have."

"And Father Time said, 'You were never alone.'"

"Time is not something you give back. The very next moment may be an answer to your prayer. To deny that is to deny the most important part of the future."

"With no loss or sacrifice, we can't appreciate what we have."

"There is a reason God limits our days. 'Why?' To make each one precious."

"There was always a quest for more minutes, more hours, faster progress to accomplish more in each day. The simple joy of living between sunrises was gone."

"Fates are connected in ways we don't understand."

To better appreciate those lines, read The Time Keeper! ♥

Photos by Charls Uytanlet

Maybe it won't hurt if we'll slow down a bit and make it a point to appreciate life more. When you have no reason to be in a hurry, well, you know what I mean. Enjoy the taste of your food, the color of the things around you, creaminess of your coffee (hehe), lovely feeling when the wind touches your skin, butterflies... all those little things. :)

On another note, we're counting days til Raid My Closet's Meet & Greet!!!! Oh my ggg I'm super excited to see you guys!!!! Details in this post ♥

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