What We Make Time For
Clayton and I took our daughter Clara to an Easter egg hunt that was organized by one of our neighbors. We had a great time. Except for the one strange incident I witnessed. It happened after the all the eggs had been hunted down.
The wife of a couple I was talking to bent down to pick up a stray jelly bean of the grass. She was concerned that another child had already bitten into it and didn’t want her kids to eat it. Fair enough, I thought.
It’s what happened next that took me by surprise. Her husband took the jelly bean and threw it into the creek that was bordering the property. Then he said, “That’ll make a salamander happy.”
A few seconds later their 4-year-old son ran over holding half of a chocolate candy bar he’d just found. After telling him that he could not finish it, his mom took the candy bar and threw it into the creek too.
Funny how they couldn’t make time for a trip to the trash bin. Makes you realize why there’s so much trash lining some of our roads.
And this got me thinking about how we spend our day.
If you wan’t to know where anyone’s heading, all you have to do is to check out what they’re making time for. Especially watch for the little details. They reveal more than most of us want to know.
Finding time every day for things that refresh and renew you is as important as taking your vitamins. You and everyone else will sense how good you’re feeling.
That’s why so many people are now listening to The Secret Power of Words and Music CDs. Because they work. And because listening is effortless. Now it’s your turn to make time for a drugfree energy boost.
Tania Gabrielle French