Make time for what matters most. If you don’t make time, the reality is that it cannot be that important to you.
Don’t get so caught up in life that you lose sight of what matters most to you. This is usually not material things but rather people. Too many times I hear people say ‘I wish I had more time’, or, ‘I wish I had one more day with …’.
When you just move through life without paying attention you lose sight of what is important. Don’t spend time on trivial things, rather spend it with those who mean the most to you. This is something that has been magnified this year as many cannot visit their loved ones.
Take a minute and think about the people who mean the most to you. The ones who love you, support you and hold you accountable when you do something wrong. These are the people you need to spend time with.
Don’t be the person who wishes that they had more time with a person but now can’t because they are gone. Pick up the phone now and call them. Check in and see how they are doing and find out if they need anything. Let them know you are still available to them even if at times it can’t be in person.
While we can’t hug everyone, we can hug those in our inner circle and hold them tight. Rather than be annoyed by the fact that perhaps you are all housed together in closer quarters, take joy in it. Play games, talk to each other, plan an activity and just have fun.
Only you know who is important to you. You are the only one who can make time in your schedule to spend it with those who mean the most to you. It is your choice and only you can choose to spend time on the important stuff.
Don’t forget about yourself. You also matter. Make time for yourself in your schedule. Time to recenter, to relax and to recharge. You are important, and as such must look after yourself.
Remember too, to make time for God each day. Keep Him close to you throughout your day. Hold Him in your heart, in your words and in your actions. Let His light shine within, and strengthen you as you go about your day. Let it shine outward from you to others as well.
So, the next time you get busy doing nothing important, or find that you are bored, stop and do a self-check. Are you wasting time, getting preoccupied or just going through the motions? Whatever you do, ensure that you make time for what matters most.
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