Sunday Inspiration: JellyBean Time

Last Sunday it was golf balls, and this Sunday it’s jellybeans.

The theme is similar: how are we going to choose to spend our time on what’s important in our lives. You might call it JellyBean time.

This creative video reminded me that time on this earth is short, and if we don’t pay attention to the preciousness of each moment, our lives can easily be frittered away and wasted.

I noticed the comments on the video, and I was surprised that several people mentioned how depressing it was. But I found it inspirational because life has been full for me — and I hope for you — and there are still many jellybeans to go.

Enjoy the video and while you’re at it? Don’t wait until Easter. Find and enjoy your favorite jellybeans right now. You deserve them–especially the purple ones. Yum!



  1. Martha O'Quinn on January 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Good morning Emilie. I loved the video. I suppose some could find it depressing but then if you allow yourself to be depressed (and I understand that is a normal part of life), look how many jelly beans you have used. The analogy is another form of reality, a wakeup call, a call to action. We can think of it another way. Maybe by staying positive, paying forward, and being grateful for each day, possibly we’re adding Jellybeans to our life. I hope my additions will be in the form of JellyBellys.

  2. Emilie Richards on January 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

    A wonderful and insightful comment, Martha. Thank you.

  3. Marsha Markham on January 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    That sure gives you things to think about! I will be passing this along…I love the inspirations that come our way from your husband…what a good guy…tell him thanks from all your fans. 🙂
    Today I’m using a jelly bean to clean the church (already accomplished) then meeting a friend for lunch and a craft lesson…later we’re going to her house to make some valentines…good day. 🙂

  4. Terry Guerra on January 16, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Hi Emilie, what a great visual. Not depressing at all. I’ve been using a lot of my jelly beans with my mom and it has been wonderful. We’ve gone through a lot the past couple of years but I am so thankful we were able to do it together. We’ve cried, we’ve laughed, and we’ve learned so much about ourselves and each other. Right now I’m. cherishing every jelly bean with her.

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