I have used this quote in a post I made with Photo Hunters Time theme in my special education blog. This gave me the inspiration to write the question for this week.
“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” -Rabindranath Tagore
In this busy world we live in, we do two or three things simultaneously. We cut back on our sleep. We clean the house while the food is simmering in the stove. We rush here and there. There never seem enough time to do all the things that have to be done. We never seem to have enough time.
Now I ask you this Weekly Question #7:
If we set aside an extra hour each day to do what we would rather do and not what we should be doing, what would you choose to do?
If I have an extra hour each day, I would spend it with my husband and the children and for myself. My two younger children and I spend our days together because they home school but we spend this doing school work and learning.
With my husband, I will spend this time alone with him, just like when it was just the two of us. We spend time together daily, during breakfast or dinner and the whole three meals during weekends, watching a movie or TV series at home, working side by side, but most of the time, one or two kids are hovering around.
With my children, I would spend this time talking with them, exchanging jokes, listening to their thoughts and their dreams. We could probably spend this hour doing something creative, a project that we will enjoy doing.
With myself, I would spend this time, even just a few minutes, to reflect, to talk to God and to just “listen to my thoughts”.
Time is probably one of the greatest gifts we can ever give to anyone. How long does it take to express your love? To call your parents and asking how their day was? To send a text message to friends, greeting them?
Of course, the greatest gift we can ever give is love.
There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing. – Brian Tracy