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time

Too many times I have heard and used this line in life.

I don’t have time…..

It’s a phrase that I think we do not really consider to break down and think about. Well, maybe that’s because we do things very flippantly lately.

I was really letting it whirl around and settle to understand why we would say that statement. We all get 24 hours, about 16 hours of awake time, and we all get to manage and allot that hours, minutes and seconds to whatever we deem important to us.

And that is the crux of it all is it not? What is important to you, because that is what you will spend your time doing.

Now everybody needs to eat, and lo and behold we never have that excuse, saying we don’t have time to eat………………..
At least if you are a healthy individual. And we Shower or wash ourselves, we don’t use the excuse “we don’t have the time to do that….”

I am not saying that we can do everything, not possible, but you cannot say “I don’t have time”. You do, everyone has the time to do everything they need to do. What we really saying is, right now, that is not a priority to me. Believe me, if something is important to you, you make time available.

And what seems to me to be the trend is that it really is all in our heads. Because we are poor managers of our time, we simply reason that there is not enough time in the day. Maybe we not meant to do so much in one day. Maybe we not meant to be running a race trying to get ahead.

And lastly remember this saying…. No one on their death bed has ever said ” I wish I spent more time at the office…..”

thehonestone

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Recognition

I think one of the greatest ills of our world comes in the form of one word. DISREGARDED. Have you ever felt that?

Let me give an example…..One day at one of the previous churches I used to frequent, there were some international pastors visiting and it was the duty of one of my friends to entertain the one from (who knows where now). Bear in mind that in the church I was one of the sound people (yep I know hey at work and church). Anyway I happened to walk past her and the pastor, and she stops and introduces the pastor to me and as I pass she says “He is………nothing, just a sound person”.
I am not one to take offense easily or from people in church (because contrary to popular belief they actually inflict more trauma than most others) but I walked away felling quite disregarded as a human I mean. I know she meant I was not a pastor, but I am not a nothing. And I know the woman well. We were and we still are good friends (that’s right I am not a petty person)

The situation just spoke volumes to me. It made me really look into my life and question what I consider important.
Do I walk around classifying people and assigning worth to them according to what they do?
I don’t think I do that intentionally anymore. To me we are all human and we have value. That’s got absolutely nothing to do with what you do.

And jumping on that bit for a moment. I am not sure if you ever noticed, but as humans we have a terminal illness, call it a deficiency. It seems we are incapable of recognizing greatness or true value when its right in front of us.
Look in history…..Galileo was discarded for his view that the world was round (who questions that anymore)
Martin Luther King assassinated now there is a Martin Luther King day.
Jesus was crucified with barely a few people in support of Him. Look today every Tom Dick and Harry are making gospel CD’s and wanting to be christian (okay that’s an exaggeration but you get what I mean)

I am not saying all people have this sickness, but with most of humanity hindsight seems to be the only way we recognize real beauty and greatness, real value.

If you suffer from that, well its mostly your loss is it not? If we cannot see real value and beauty at the time that it happens then we as a race will suffer greatly. We will be forced to destroy anything that does not comply with our current paradigm, we will ridicule what is different, we will lose the ability to change.

I suppose my question is, do you value all people regardless of what they do? Do you recognize greatness even when the people are not doing the stuff in an area you normally assign to greatness?

the Honest One