"Time waits for no man."
Everything is a continuum. We work hard to achieve something, and when we finally achieve it, there is almost no moment for pause and glory. We are immediately on to the next thing or responding to the never-ending daily demands. It feels as if time should stop so that we can properly take note of whatever momentous thing is occurring, or has just occurred.
But the sun comes up and the sun goes down and we just have to find a way to celebrate or mourn or give thanks en route. No matter how much we may want to, there is no way to arrest the process of time.
I pause throughout my day and throughout my life in order to honor and acknowledge important things and experiences as they happen.