Time is a precious thing given to you each day. You receive 24 hours in a day to choose to use in the way that will best serve who? We need our time to serve us for the needs we have, but not just our needs. What do we need to do with time? How much time do we have? We do not know. Some are given the beauty of many years, and some just a few minutes. It is not in the length of time but in the quality of the time provided and the gifts life brings.
It is always great to enjoy a vacation—time to relax, reflect, refresh and recharge your batteries. However, sometimes you try to cram into your vacation as many activities as you can to maximize your time. Then when you get home you are exhausted from the vacation.
Each year we take a sibling vacation. We missed during Covid-19. This year we are traveling with only my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. We are around the same age, and the tone of our vacation is different than having everyone join. We are kicking back, relaxing on the beach, and taking time to talk and share lots of memories. Enjoying this time together has reminded me how important it is to enjoy family.
I often see a question posed as to your purpose in life. Then also, what kind of legacy do you want to leave? Do you think about meaning and legacy? I do think about purpose in life, but not about heritage.
Each day I set out to make the day brighter for others in the corner of the world I live. Being the solution daily is part of the philosophy I live by, as I believe in working each day to focus on solutions first. I want to leave behind a message of positive solutions, hope, and a system of Two Rules to follow to bring safety, feeling good, responsibility, accountability, core values, and a focused, consistent approach to teaching and learning.
Finding balance in life is something I often hear as a goal or something others strive to find. Most of us look to find a balance in our lives, but what does that mean to each of us? Does each individual expect to have the same kind of balance? Do you want equal time spent on work, family, church, and self? Where is your time to volunteer, take care of your household chores and friends, learn, read, do art, or do other hobbies? And this list continues.
Balance in life is challenging to accomplish, but being aware of how you are spending your time with a purpose in mind will provide you with the direction you need. Your priorities will drive your time and allow you to accomplish all you want.
It is in the journey through our time we will find all of life’s gifts provided through the minutes of moments in time. Some of the time will be captured in spirit faith-shaken time and others in daily times of sunlight beams shining brightly with the warmth to tuck away. Storms may come, and rainbows appear to remind us of promises of everlasting life. Travel the days you are given and embrace each one with the lessons or gifts they bring.