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  Don't Waste It
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Saturday, December 31, 2005
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“If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you”


Time in a Bottle,

Jim Croce



Seconds can make a huge difference

In so many ways in our every day lives

The chance encounter in a long waiting line

Missing the bus and meeting one’s future wife


The subway train door that slams in your face

The traffic jam that causes one to miss a flight

The near fatal mishap with an eighteen wheeler

Braking one second to avoid that deer in the night


Waiting a few seconds in your car for your mate

And discovering your favorite song on the radio dial

Pausing another second to smell those proverbial roses

Taking a few extra seconds to really slow down and smile


And tonight the universe is giving each of us a rare gift

One second will be added in our observance of celestial time

The New Year of 2006 will be officially delayed by one second

And I truly hope we all use it to make each of our lives more sublime



Today, at exactly 7 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, one second will be added to our official record of time — Coordinated Universal Time, kept by a series of atomic clocks, housed in environmentally sealed vaults, in 80 timekeeping laboratories around the world, and certified by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.


The reason for this extra second in the Year 2005: the Earth is slowing down.


Since the days of Sir Isaac Newton, scientists have understood that the time it takes our planet to make a full rotation is getting longer. This gradual deceleration is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon. And this same force that brings us the ocean tides is putting the brakes on the earth, albeit very slowly.


Because ‘time’ is a function of planetary movement, our days are getting longer, and depending on how you look at it, our time is virtually slowing down.




Please Don’t Waste

Your Celestial Gift Tonight

It Might Actually Enhance Your Life


I plan on using my extra second gift

In a time enhanced hug with my wife



And Happy New Year to All

May 2006 Be Good to Everyone


And May it be a Tranquil Year

Filled with Peace Joy and Fun




©2005 and One Extra Second Ed




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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/20/2006
I missed this one toooooooo!!

Happy......200????....oh 6!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/31/2005
Your poem is a wonderful reminder and gift to all of us, Ed. I am amazed how close we actually are to being right on time...pretty amazing and without atomic clocks, we would have been cheated out of this extra "bonus" second. Happy New Year to you and yours!
Take care,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 12/31/2005
Wonderful thoughts, Ed.
A happy New Year to You and Yours.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 12/31/2005
Ed, Leah and I will follow suit in the extra second tonight, and here is wishing you all the best in the coming year. I have truely enjoyed reading you and look forward to even more in 2006. Take care and God Bless.

Allen and Leah
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/31/2005
Wise words, Ed. If we could truly "live the moment," we'd never waste any opportunity. Sadly, I certainly have not learned how to do that yet. Happy New Year to you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 12/31/2005
Splendid write, Ed! May you enjoy, and your life be enriched by, every second of today and also the new year!
Reviewed by Tina Clark 12/31/2005
"Every Second, Every Minute, Every Hour of every day. Every second there's a chance to say.....(Colin Ray)"
Well done Ed and very interesting too!
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed New Year!

Reviewed by Peter Paton 12/31/2005
This is truly wonderful advice and wisdom given here by you Ed
We should make use of every precious second we have in life, to savor the marvels of existence, and to bring happiness and contentment to our troubled world !
That Jim Croce song " Time in a bottle " is one of my all time favourites
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/31/2005
I knew about the second, but you added loads of goodies to the moment! An excellent poem with wisdom advice. Have a hugging good second and a very Happy New Year to all!;-)

tiger lily
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/31/2005
Interesting facts, as always, but I just was listening to some scientists on TV stating that they theorize after the big earthquake last year that caused the tsunami may have shrunk the earth a bit at the equator making it turn faster, something like one millionth of a second faster, not noticable to us, but maybe to atomic clocks...either way it seems we have a bit more time to tell everyone we love, like or even hate how we feel about them and to wish everyone a VERY, VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for your friendship this past year, bro', and I look forward to what will happen with that friendship this next year...Peace, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 12/31/2005
Yes, dear Ed, a second is precious. It can be the last of a bad time and the first of a wonderful dream coming true. Let's not waste a second, indeed, for it passes quickly although it may hold the secrets of the infinite.
Many blessed seconds of Love&Light&Dreams* to you and your loved ones!
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/31/2005
And I hope that second is given to our creator and ask for His blessing for the New Year. Happy New Year to all in the den and who are our faithful readers.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/31/2005
nicely said
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 12/31/2005
I can't tell you what this poem does for me... nope, sorry, you're just not going to get a peep outa me cos it is just such a mind-bending and super-imploding concept to my small furball of a brain (Thanks, Dawn, for that LOVELY notion!) Off I go to waste that precious second no longer by slowing you down on this page.... HNY! :))
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/31/2005
I missed the wife and married the bus!
So true Ed we spend time but we can never buy time..
Have a FANERIFIK new year to you and all your readers...
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