Friday, January 14, 2011


Yesterday I conducted a little are my findings:

It only took 5 seconds to give a hug...rather than look down and keep walking.

It only took 33 seconds to move a load of clothes from the washer to the dryer...rather than walk right by.

It only took 47 seconds to hang up 5 of my husband's shirts...rather than pile them on the dresser and watch that pile get bigger daily.

It only took 2 minutes to make a call to check on a neighbor's house...rather than to drive by and pretend I didn't see anything.

It only took 3 minutes to sit with Jackson and listen to him read a book and make him feel important...rather than tell him to read it silently or to his brother.

It only took 5 minutes to stop what I was doing and hug, kiss, and tickle my youngest and bring sheer delight and joy to his face...rather than say "just a minute" for the 100th time.

It only took about 6 minutes to unload and re-load the dishwasher AND wipe down the counters...rather that stare at the full sink and just wish it was empty.

It only took 10 minutes to whip up some extra fluffy pancakes (thanks Wal Mart for the best mix in the world!) and bacon, invite grandma and grandpa over and have a delicious, wonderful dinnertime that will be a great memory...rather than run through Wendy's drive through...again.

It only took 15 minutes to sit down at our new piano, learn a song, play it proudly, and feel inspired and accomplished...rather than waste that time doing something else.

It only took 1 hour to complete a double spread layout in Logan's baby book and make his day by showing him I'm working on it...rather than make excuses that I don't have time (like I have for the last 5 years!)

It only took 2 hours to go to a new Bible study, learn some very important things, fellowship with other mom's and believers, feel connected and happy, and meet a new friend...rather fill my Thursday morning with meaningless things that won't matter in the eternal scheme of things!

What does your time mean to you!!?


Tara said...

Sara, this is awesome! You should start a meme of some sort doing this. Seriously! :) I love this idea. I might start timing some things myself today! :)

Anonymous said...

Sara, this is a great post!!!! It has inspired me to make the same observations as I go about my day!!!

BTW, Tara is right a meme of some sort for this is a great idea.

mom2marbles said...

great. glad you guys love it. and i will be glad to start a meme just as soon as someone tells me what that is!

Kristina--Picky Tots said...

Wow, I like that perspective! I hope I can remember that today as I'm staring at the full laundry basket :) Love it!

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