Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saving Time

The famous Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano says, “I’m not particularly interested in saving time; I prefer to enjoy it.”

What a delightful way to put it. Indeed, many of us are so busy saving time that we hardly get any time to enjoy it. The urge to save time comes from a culture that teaches us to defer enjoyment for a later time. We work hard at college so we can get a cushy job and enjoy all the money. We work hard five days a week so we can party on the weekend. We work hard through our youth so we can retire in luxury.

Of course, getting a good education, doing well at your job and planning for the future are important. But what stops us from slowing down a little, doing less, wanting less and just enjoying what we have? What stops us from focusing on the few important things, doing them well and enjoying them as we ride along?

So stop saving time today and take the time to enjoy it.

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