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Making Time for What Is Important

Up at 6:30 a.m., I have so much to do today, that I do not even have time to make coffee. I will have to swing through McDonald's for a cup.

It is funny to me when I say I "do not have time," because the truthfulness of the matter is that I do not make time. I know that I am not alone there. I hear this often from people that they do not have time for this or that.

We prioritize. We make choices. We have time for what really matters to us, whether it be to laze around or work our fingers to the bone.

This also is the same when we tell others that we are "too busy" to get together. What we may be saying is: "I don't care to make the time to see you, even for a cup of coffee."

This morning, I decided to forego the coffee for the chance to share the last 15 minutes with you. The coffee can wait.

Good morning, dear friends! I wish for a splendid day for all!

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wolfgirl569 wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:12 AM

I am glad you chose to stop in and say hi, enjoy your coffee when you get it

CoralLevang wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:17 AM

Have a great day, wolfgirl569 ! Thanks!

hanvanmeegerin wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:40 AM

CoralLevang for me, giving up coffee would be a real sacrifice.

msiduri wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:58 AM

We put our time where out heart is, true.

Feisty56 wrote on July 16, 2015, 11:21 AM

What a valuable insight! What you've shared is true for the majority of us. The exceptions I can think of are those who work more than one job to keep a roof over their heads. Since, thankfully, I don't fall into that category, I really must re-think my priorities. Thanks for spending your time here this morning and writing a thought-provoking post. : )

AliCanary wrote on July 16, 2015, 12:01 PM

You speak truth, here. Thanks for making time for us!

MegL wrote on July 16, 2015, 2:14 PM

I much appreciate you choosing to interact on here at the expense of a cup of coffee! thank you.

lexiconlover wrote on July 16, 2015, 6:41 PM

I hope you had a good day. I dont know why I didn't see this post until just now. Oops.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 17, 2015, 2:19 AM

I hope you still managed to get a coffee, otherwise getting through your busy day will feel like wading through treacle emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 4:46 AM

There is something about sitting and having coffee out for me. Yes, more expensive, but it's a ritualistic thing for me.

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 4:47 AM

hanvanmeegerin I couldn't give it up either. I'm a black coffee kind of girl, too.

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 4:48 AM

msiduri Thank you for commenting on this aspect of the piece. emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 5:57 AM

Feisty56 Recently, I have had someone tell me that I am "too philosophical" and that it makes me "sound old." I appreciate your kind words. We must all reexamine our thought-processes from time-to-time. I love it when people share their ideas, and it makes me question my own limiting beliefs.

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 5:58 AM

AliCanary For you, I wouldn't have it any other way! emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 5:59 AM

MegL Now, for a good, nicely-aged single malt whiskey, ... emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 6:01 AM

lexiconlover Because you have been busy, lexi! I often read, but don't always comment. I do not expect anyone to comment 100%. Be kind to you! You are awesome!

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 6:02 AM

Hollyhocks100 Actually, I waited until having breakfast out with a friend about 9 a.m. emoticon :winking:

Feisty56 wrote on July 17, 2015, 11:01 AM

Shame on the person who confused "old" with "wise." There is a reason that wisdom comes with age -- and not necessarily "old age." Time and life experiences combine to help us expand our perspectives. You just keep on being you.

inertia4 wrote on July 17, 2015, 1:40 PM

I know exactly what you mean. We basically make our choices based on our moods. If I tell someone I don't have time to spend with them I sometimes mean I am not in the mood for that. Because my mind is set on doing something else at that point in time.

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 8:50 PM

inertia4 and we must watch patterns. I had a counselor once tell me something, that I think will inspire another article.

inertia4 wrote on July 17, 2015, 8:56 PM

Nice!!! I hope you write that post.

jiangliu1949 wrote on July 19, 2015, 4:31 AM

You always find time to come here without so much as making coffee.To my shame,when I don't want to do something ,I always say "having no time ".

CoralLevang wrote on July 19, 2015, 8:37 AM

jiangliu1949 I say the same thing when I don't want to do something. But the more I look at myself, I realize that it is a convenient excuse. I am learning to admit to myself, at least, the truth of it. Then it becomes choice, which it always has been, and I don't feel it necessary to tell myself a lie.