Time is always on my mind. I once referred to myself as a "time-chaser." I've spent most of my professional life with jobs where deadlines were a way of life—starting with the newspaper business where deadlines came and went every few hours—then I began producing international events where every second was captured.
Well, years have now passed, and I still try to cram so much into every second of the day—always imagining that I am accomplishing so much. And at the end of each day, I fall into bed, exhausted, but usually exclaim—wow, I got so much done today!
Recently, I have been wondering why I am rushing around so much? Who am I racing against—except time? I have been thinking, maybe should be more careful with the way I spend time—instead of running, maybe I walk a little more. Maybe I spend more time with people I love so much, after all—they really are the fun parts of my life.
Yesterday, I spent the entire day with my husband and brother. I wanted to celebrate a recent accomplishment where my brother had some success. We did nothing all that special. We just played golf (I drove the cart), had dinner and saw a movie. I woke up this morning with sore stomach muscles. I knew it wasn't from golfing because all I did was adjust the front window on the cart and duck and cover from a few stray golf balls. Then I realized, it was from laughing so much during the day.
Sometimes the greatest gift we can give somebody is simply time together—and really it's the kind of gift that gives right back. I never slept as well as I did last night.
I saw an article written by Maria Shriver recently on the importance of getting it right, and as I read the article, I knew exactly what she was talking about.
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