From the Publisher-Time is Short; Use it Wisely
Mar 05, 2020 06:21PM
By Chris Baird
Hello Serve Daily Readers.
This month I would like to talk to you briefly about time and change. A few years back, my last living grandparent passed away. Things change. Dynamics of the family change. Get togethers change. Locations change.
Zoom forward to now, March 2020. But rewind just a bit to February, a month that I had a short dream, where all that I remember was during the dream, my paternal grandmother was in the final stages of her life and I had a few minutes alone with her. The last thing she said to me in the dream was, “Time Is Short”.
This got me thinking about what we do with our time.
There are so many things begging for our time, yet what do we value as most important? Recently returning from a family vacation, I came to realize just how short time is. My little one is almost one. Where did that year go? My oldest is eight, turning nine this year, Where did almost a decade go?
The time is now to focus on what is important, however, mostly the who. Family, friends, and other loved ones are an important aspect of life that a considerable amount of time should be enjoyed with.
Sadly, at times drama can arise in any type of relationship. Recognizing that “Time Is Short” it would make a lot of sense to follow the third agreement as stated by Don Miguel Ruiz: Don’t Make Assumptions. Oftentimes we make the assumption that “this” or “that” is the root of the problem in relationships. However, making assumptions can ruin the happiness of multiple people. So, as my wife and Don keep saying, “ask the questions you want for clear communication and understanding.” I make the challenge to you and to myself this month, to think about one of your relationships that may be full of drama. Really think about it. You may as well do it now while reading this article. You will thank yourself later. All right, now do you have someone in mind?
Yes? That’s great! Ponder for a while and figure out the best questions you could ask and reach out to whoever it is and work at mending that relationship.
Let them know you value the relationship and would love things to be how they were, (granted this doesn’t work with all situations) and remember that “Time is Short”.
As always, go out and find someone to Serve Daily, it’ll put a smile on their face and yours.
Until next time, find more great local stories in the remaining pages of this paper and visit our site at servedaily.com. (Baird is Publisher of Serve Daily.)