Passing Time

Time is constantly passing by. There’s just no stopping it!

We all have the exact same number of hours in the day, though. Nobody gets to be so successful, or so poor, to change that. What we choose to do with the time we’ve got, is up to us.

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I’d suggest choosing wisely! Sometimes it feels like it’s out of our control, though. Somehow, the day goes slipping by!

If we’re willing to look a little closer however, we might see where it’s all going to. The truth is, we’re making choices throughout the entire day.

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We make a choice to sit on our phones, playing some insignificant game. We make the choice to be still, seeking wisdom. Every last drop of it was something that was either said yes or no to.

I choose my commitments. It was my choice to leave the business world to be home more for the kids. When the house is due for some tidying, I have to make a decision to do it (and tell others what they need to get to). The list could go on and on.

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Eventually, time will come to an end – but it hasn’t yet. So, we can make it count while we’ve still got it!

It’s impossible to prevent time from moving forward. If we really want to fit something in, we’ll figure out how.

We’ve All Got Time

I’ll finish by telling you a quote I recently read. It says, “We all have the same 24 hours in a day. If someone else seems to be accomplishing more than you, they’re sacrificing more than you.” Now I don’t know if I agree with the way this was meant, but it’s true! We can make the choice to sacrifice – with our family, with talking to God – to get other stuff accomplished. Ultimately, it’s our decision. What are you going to say ‘yes’ to today? Have you thought long and hard about the things you’re then saying ‘no’ to?


A Given: We Will Get Hurt 

Whether it’s accidental or purposely, if someone has hurt me I’ve got a choice to make…

I have a lot of pride, when it comes to the confession of feeling hurt. When someone does end up hurting me, whether it’s unintentional or vengeful, I’ll have a decision to make:

I can forgive them for being hurtful, and try to move on in the relationship. Each day of working towards a peaceful existence throughout my life, is a benefit to me. So, this is the best choice. Because let’s face it, when I’m not willing to forgive, it affects me – probably, as much as the initial act.

Choosing in the Hurt

I have an alternative to choose, by finding everything offensive.  It ultimately means, I accept distancing myself to the person that hurt me. This is the first choice most people usually lean towards. Our instinctive reaction is to go off the way we feel that moment. Choosing this one also leads straight to isolation, if we’re not careful.

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I can’t be defensive about everything, or I could end up alone, because no one’s perfect. It’s nice having someone to talk to, even if I AM damn good company for myself (just sayin’).

But, Either Way…

I DON’T want to whine and complain to my husband (or anyone else) without finding a resolution. (Well, I may WANT to, but in the long run it’s better not to!) And I DEFINITELY shouldn’t gripe to the world via social media, because chances are, it’s something I can handle a little more privately.

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And honestly? The only people who like those type of ranting and raving posts..they aren’t usually going to be very genuine or lifelong friends more often than not, because everybody knows there’s ALWAYS two-sides to the story. And if someone’s that quick to agree with and coddle you without probing a little deeper, then how quickly will they believe things that someone else might rant and raves about when it’s against you?

Grow Up!

In my opinion, sulking about the issue and allowing all of those negative vibes to build up – which is part of what comes with the being offended – is a very immature and childish response. I tell my 5-year-old this, when she’s upset about something her brother, Chris or I do: “We’ve all moved on already, Jocelynn. So, if you’re going to stomp around with a grumpy looking face, then go and make yourself feel better by doing that in your own room, because nobody wants to be around that kind of attitude.”

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‘Nuff said.