Our world is full of things thrown away. Neglected to the point of decay. We waste food. We waste money. We know that, down the line, we can replace the tossed aside food or frivolously spent money. What of the time we neglect, for time ... can never be replaced. With other aspects of our lives there is a place we can go, something we can do to find more. The milk that goes bad in the back of the refrigerator, is replaced with a stop at the convenience store. We $5,00 spent on a latte, and $15.00 on that trinket, both outside our budget, we replenish with a few extra hours of work to catch up our funds. Time wasted ... is time gone. There is no store we can visit to purchase more of this precious commodity. There is no work you can endeavor that will produce more time. What has passed is now past. Time lost is forever lost.
Now how negative this sounds for a Just for Today exercise. Is it? When did you last pause and realize that the moment you were in was a moment unnoticed? Does that mean when you sit and do nothing you are wasting your time? That would be a yes, if you remain unaware and un-involved in the time you sit and do nothing.
Today be aware of the 1,440 minutes we are each given every day. Today, just for today, become aware of the minute you are experiencing. Ask yourself how am I participating with this moment. This is the value or waste of every minute.