Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty

No, it is NOT the number of recipes I have on my to-do list. It is NOT the number of times a day that I think about chocolate. It is NOT the number of germs you get from typing on your keyboard (actually, I don’t know that for sure, but I guarantee that’s NOT what I’m talking about).
It IS the number of minutes we have every single day. I have been thinking a lot about this lately and have felt empowered to be doing more with my minutes every day. I used to think in terms of hours. I have 24 hours a day, watching a TV show takes an hour. Baking something generally takes an hour, start to finish. I sleep for about 8 hours a night. You get the idea. I used to say that I didn’t have enough time because I would round up my time – something that would probably only take about 30 minutes would really take an ‘hour’ by the time I got it organized, started, and finished. But when I think in terms of minutes, I realize just how much time I actually have in my day. When I have a few minutes that I’m in between things, I realize that I could write a letter, call a friend, speed clean, read, or go for a quick walk. There are just all sorts of possibilities. I have made it my goal recently to maximize my time by using the small minutes that I have to do something great. In just a few minutes, you can make someone’s day, help them feel loved, do something to lift your own spirits or organize your life.
I know that when we take the time we have, the Lord will always help us with our time, and somehow He can help us stretch it out more to do more good in our day.

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