Time is elastic. This morning my daughter mentioned that this Sunday already marks the 3rd Advent Sunday before Christmas - time flew since Thanksgiving.
Yet, when we were children the time period between the 1st Advent Sunday and Christmas seemed to last forever. And in the popular Astrid Lindgren series The Children of Noisy Village the boy Lasse, with all of his ten years of wisdom, exclaims that it's all that waiting on Christmas Eve until it finally gets dark and the festivities begin that makes your hair turn gray. But when you are sick in bed, or are in pain, or are anxiously awaiting exam or test results time stretches like gooey hard-to-pull taffy. Time becomes an issue when we think about it, when we try to will it along to a moment in the future.
Time molds itself around your mindset. You have probably heard the saying "time flies when you are having fun." When you are in the moment and completely immersed in an activity you love, dancing, spending time with friends, working on a craft, or anything else you truly enjoy doing, time is not an issue, it's as if it stood still. Those are the moments we want to become aware, cultivate and create more of.