TIME...it's a four-letter word that packs a punch: "the stuff life is made of; the most valuable thing a man can spend; a PRESENT!"
Time's a paradoxical thing too...it can seem to drag when you don't want it to (worrying over a sick child all night long), but it flies by when you want it to linger a bit longer (muddy hands and chocolatey kisses, anyone?)
Here's the thing—no matter who you are, what talents you've been blessed with, where you live, or what color your shoes are (really!)—every person has the SAME 24 hours in a day. The value of our lives is in HOW we spend that time: will your minutes be wasted, or wisely invested? (And just in case you're wondering, ANY time you spend with your family and loved ones is time well spent).
Family life is filled with the flurry of busy–ness—school, work, sports, scouts, church, birthday parties, field trips...the list goes on and on. Our schedules quickly become jam-packed with GOOD things, "a time for everything, and a season for every activity." And then all of a sudden, the HOLIDAY SEASON is upon us again, and it's more important than ever before to make every minute count!
While you're filling up your calendar for the next three busy months full of celebration, make sure you schedule time to:
1. Appreciate the change in seasons
2. Remember the JOY of childhood
3. Invest in family time
4. Plan ahead to avoid the holiday rush
Speaking of the holidays, if "Christmas shopping" conjures up images of braving the crowds at the mall and fighting bumper-to-bumper traffic, we have some tips to avoid the hair-pulling stress:
Speaking of time, next month we're going to seriously protest Daylight Savings Time...or maybe we'll all just move to Hawaii or Arizona (just kidding)! Share your time-saving tips #hearthsong.