Consider What Counts

“You give but little when you give of your own possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Kahil Gibran

We search for things all the time. We can never seem to get everything done by the end of the day. We think, maybe if I try harder tomorrow or give up some lunch time or get out earlier from work or get up earlier etc. We’re all lacking time yet we are not so worried about time.┬áIt’s as if we want all their is in the amount of time we get in a day.If you ask a wife or a husband what they would like from their spouse it will most likely be time alone. Children ask parents to watch, look listen help and play. On the worst day at work we might be thinking about when it is time to go home and see our loved ones. The key word is time yet we abuse it misuse it and waste it. When we get time we forget all the good thoughts we had about what is important in our lives and instead begin to focus on what we should or need to do. So we understand the problem but what is the answer?

I think we need to pay attention to what we know is important. That is what we think about in our worst states of mind. People are what counts. One must begin thinking about people and how important they are to us.The sink, laundry, shopping housecleaning computer phone calls, texts and papers can literally wait. People should never have to place second to any of these devices swallowing up our time. If we lined all our items of ownership alongside the people we love, most people would likely choose the people they love if given only one choice.

We spend so much time doing all those other things. What never seems to get accomplished is TIME for PEOPLE. It’s never too late to change our habits. Put those you love first in your life. If you only have a limited time never cut it from your loved ones. You will find relationships stronger and connections to your children stronger to the point that you may not have the problems you had with the kids when you didn’t have time for them. Marriage problems ease, child issues get resolved quicker and somehow when you go to bed at night you don’t feel guilty. Those unimportant things can wait.

You have taken care of the main things in your life. Suddenly you might discover that your life appears to be flowing smoother and you wonder why. Maybe it is because you have chosen wisely in the way you decided to spend your time.

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” Albert Einstein

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