“Don’t say that you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.” — H. Jackson Brown, JR.
This is going to be a rant…so if you’re not in the mood, then I suggest you opt out of reading this post.
I have to say, I am sick to death of people telling me, “they are soooo busy”, ” I have no time”, you know what that says to me? It says, I have no time for YOU. I have absolutely zero seconds proportioned, to take 5 of them, to send you a note, a text, a tweet whatever it the form of communication maybe, for you, because you aren’t important to me. We live in a world of technology that moves so fast, there are no excuses in my mind.
We all have a million things happening in our lives…that is our generation, the never sit still, take downtime or breathe generation. I have a million things happening in my life too, I am a mother of a very busy 8 year old, I have a full-time job that happens to be a 45 minute commute each way, I sit on two charity boards, and volunteer at my kid’s school. Plus I have a house to keep, a dog to take care of…oh the dog…all the daily bullshit we have to take care of AND, I do it all by myself. I’m not looking for an award, I’m just saying, I make the time in my day, to tell people I care about them. To write a note, send a b-day card, and wait for it…gasp…call them and actually have a conversation.
I will always have 5 minutes for a friend, for someone I care about, for the one’s I love. And you know what, I will also, always, have a night to go to dinner or an afternoon to walk in the park. Because these are the memories, the moments, that make my life complete. Spending time with people, because that’s what shapes me and my character. I will never look back on my life and smile about the countless hours I spent working, or doing laundry, but I will look back and reflect upon the people in my life, the conversations I had and the experiences I created.
Women are inherently multi-taskers, it’s what we do…I can talk on the phone, empty the dishwasher, paint my toe nails, check my kids homework, all while throwing the tennis ball to my dog. I can also be the best at what I do, in about 30 hours a week, some weeks more, of course. I’m not a MENSA candidate by any stretch, but what the hell are these people doing all day long, that they have no time? It’s just a big fucking mystery to me!
So, the next time you say to someone, I am too busy, think about that…Are you saying, hey screw you, you aren’t worth it? Or do you think you could see time as being relative…and MAKE time for someone or something that matters to you?