That Extra Hour

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.

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“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?

My answer:

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

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29 Responses to That Extra Hour

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  2. No problem πŸ™‚

    Thanks!

    I have emailed already the WQ8, I hope you got it πŸ™‚

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  4. Thanks, Maiylah πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks, Zriz πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks, Lynn πŸ™‚

  7. Its ok about last week. Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. Thanks, Cookie πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for answering the WQ Lurchie πŸ™‚

  10. Thanks for answering the WQ Arlene πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks for including both WQ in your post, Sasha πŸ™‚

  12. Thanks for coming back to my home, Mhar. Sana makabalik ka? Baka gusto mong sumama sa Weekly Question ko πŸ˜€

  13. Thanks for answering the WQ Rachel πŸ™‚

  14. Thanks for the thoughts on this question, Mitch πŸ™‚

  15. hmmm … my answer seems to be different. lol. πŸ˜€
    indeed … time is precious!

  16. Got my answer up. πŸ™‚

  17. Hello, Julie! Answered the question here: http://faerydancing.blogspot.com/2008/07/weekly-question-7.html

    Sorry I missed last week…I’ll be diligent from here on. I hope. =)

    Have a nice day!

  18. Hi Julie!! Agree..an extra hour for family time is a great way to spend “that” extra hour..if possible.

    Here’s my answer for this week http://scroochchronicles.com/?p=448

  19. hi miss julie!

    I already did the post.. you can view it here:
    http://pencilpushin.com/?p=443

    I love the question!! Thank you!

    Enjoy your week! πŸ™‚

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  21. T. Julie, mine’s up now
    http://creyes.info/2008/07/weekly-question-6-and-7/

    Sorry I missed last week’s question. But I included it in my post for this week πŸ™‚

    Time is really very important. I just read about it in one of the blogs that I frequently drop card at and it made me think again how important time is and how short our lives are.

    Great question for this week, T.Julie! πŸ™‚

    Have a productive week ahead.

  22. wow! english ang blog mo, dinugo ako! hehe.. umm if i have an extra hour, ill spend it with myself. the most precious moment i could ever give to, maybe… and if only. i feel like i am lacking time to my self kasi. sana mapamper ko rin to minsan at makapagliwaliw. salamat nga pala sa komento sa blog ko.

  23. Will post mine in a while.

    Btw, thought you might want to join me here > http://etcetera-atbp.blogspot.com/2008/07/mitch-asks-july-5.html

    Thanks! I look forward to reading your entry.

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