"We give our lives to that which we give our time. As I have said, while here in mortality we are subject to time. We also have agency and may do what we will with our time. Let me repeat:
We give our lives to that which we give our time."
~Elder William R. Bradford~
I don't think I even got through the week - it drove me crazy! I remember very clearly, that I spent more time looking for my cute little floral notebook, than actually doing the things I had wanted to accomplish. What a waste of my time!
I have come to realize, that I don't really need that cute little floral notebook to figure out how I spend my time. For instance, I spend a lot more time doing tedious little chores around the house, than I spend on my knees in prayer. I spend a whole lot more time on-line, than I do reading my scriptures. I spend way more time watching TV than I spend visiting my neighbors, or my mother, or those people who I love and who I know are lonely, or sad, or simply discouraged and could use a listening ear, or a hug.
So, what am giving my life to?
It is very obvious that my house needs to stay reasonably clean and picked up, and I really do need to check in on my sweet friends on-line... :0) And truly, can anyone say that their life has been enhanced by watching TV? Even so, it's not wicked to watch television. I guess the question for me is one of priority. Am I giving my life to the second-est priorities, and forgetting about, or just tucking in, first-est priorities where I can? I think that might be the case with me.
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about this thing we call . . . time. I even thought that I may have to do something about it. I think I will try praying first . . . and then doing all of those tedious chores, or watching television. I may even pick up my scriptures more frequently and read a few verses, before I turn on the computer. Who knows, it may give me some inspiration! But one thing I know for sure . . . I will definitely make more time for those I love.
It certainly wouldn't hurt to try!
What do you think about this thing called . . . time?!