Time – be careful how you spend it

The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day

Read any of the classic novels? No, but I can discuss who did what to whom on the reality shows.

Volunteer to help the less fortunate and those in need in my community and church? No, my life is pretty busy just keeping up with the news reports and political developments.

How about that degree that would help your career? Well, not exactly, but I can join in just about any conversation about sitcoms at the water cooler.

Laugh, play games, and spend time with family? Pretty weak here, but there are so many sports games to keep up with…

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” -Carl Sandburg

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  1. Great post! I also write often about time management. Our time is our most valuable resource and we have to protect it from all the things in life that try to take it from us!

  2. Alan, this one really hit home. You nailed it as usual, and a great quote from Sandburg. I was at a funeral today, and one of the points made by a speaker is how we really never know how much time we have on this Earth — so be careful how you spend it, and make time for the people and things that matter in your life.


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