Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Gift of Time

I was responding to my daughter's blog today and I made this statement/question: Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could give the gift of time? Here are some ways i would give that gift.

A shorter work week with same pay for more time for my daughter and daughters in-law to be at home enjoying their lives and families.
An hour per weekend for people to visit with friends and families, instead of hurrying to catch up for the week ahead.
5 minutes a day of pure laughter.
1/2 hour per day to read a good book uninterrupted.
15 minutes in the morning to pray over the day and 15 minutes each night to be grateful for the good things God gave us.
Siesta time - 1 hour after lunch ( they actually do this in some countries).
8 hours a night of pure sleep.
The gift of an hour each week to go back and do one thing over, such as give more hugs to my children when they were small, holler less, listen more, let the phone ring, watch movies together, pay more attention to each moment...
These are just off the top of my head. What would you do with your gift of time?


Barb said...

It's been a while since I've visited other blogs too and soooo long since I've posted on my own!

Thank-you for visiting me today. I also enjoyed reading your post and, like you, I can think of many ways to give the gift of time. The most important one being, spending more time with my daughters and grandchildren.


alteredpink said...

I love this post including the title!! With the gift of time, I would spend more time with family, friends, and travel to Bar Harbor to see the beautiful sunrises & the blue, rugged coast:) It really is a rare gem that you don't appreciate until its gone!