The most precious gift that we are given each day is time. Time to live life. Time to enjoy those whom we love. Time to relax and take pleasure in those things that make us happy. Of course, a LOT of that time is wasted. How many hours of TV do you watch each day? How many hours do you spend on the computer playing games on Facebook? Do you know what is the biggest waste of time each day? Work. Oops… did I just say that out loud??
I spend about 10 hours each day, Monday thru Friday, at work. I seriously wonder if the money is worth spending so much time in one place. And I do mean in one place. There are entire afternoons when I realize that I haven’t left my desk in four hours. Every day I lose a little more time on this earth and this is how I’m spending it… stuck at my desk. It’s decent money, though, and it pays the mortgage. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy what I do. I love the detailed work. It’s just that I spend all week wishing for the weekend to hurry up so that I can see Jay. Then I spend the weekends hoping for time to crawl so that I can enjoy every minute. But that’s not how it works. *sigh*
How do you capture the time that flies away from you? How do you pass the time that seems to crawl? Why can’t they switch places? We only have so many years left that you don’t want to waste too much of it. I just have to figure out how to keep some of it for a rainy day. If I could save time in a bottle…
I hear you on this one! I think you’re already on the right track by setting boundaries and weeding things that aren’t important out of your life (a certain very needy group comes to mind…).
I can also say that our tv hasn’t ever even gotten hooked up since we moved in here in April and we haven’t missed it a bit. Anyone who hasn’t yet given up television has lots of time ready for the liberating – just unplug the tube!