Jul 31, 2008

Do you have time to care?

Just curious...

Do you often say "I don't have any time".

I was talking to a friend of mine on this subject a couple weeks ago. We discussed how people often say they have no time. Now, when you have to go to work... you set your alarm clock, you lay out your clothes, you grab something quick to eat and you run out the door so you are not late for work. (Maybe it's not always done that way but you get what I'm saying) We do this because it is our responsibility. You and your family depend on that paycheck. Now what if you get a call and someone wants to get together for coffee or would like to drop by for a quick visit. I bet in the back of your mind you think "I don't have time for this. I work and have responsibilities. I'll just make an excuse to get out of it." I think we all do this at times, we are all human after all. My point about this is that we only make time for what is important to ourselves.

How long does it actually take to send an email that you can type up in less than a minute while paying your bills or checking your email?

How hard is it to call someone you care about and tell them you only have a couple minutes to talk, but you wanted to see how they were doing?

How much time does it take to send a text message to say hello?

I'm not always the best at keeping in touch with everybody and their mamas, but I do give the effort for those I care about and sometimes for people I have never even met. Yes, I have 3 kids, a husband, a home, bills, responsibilities and so on... I still take time for others even if it's for 2 minutes. Those 2 minutes can speak volumes to someone.

With all that being said, I challenge you to pop an email, a text or a quick call to someone you have not done your best to keep in touch with. After all, life is not just about you.

11 comments:

  1. I do admit, I am really bad at phone calls... but I always email and text. You're right we often blow off the ones we should be paying MOST attention to. That needs to change.

    Good post!

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  2. Rocking back and forth in the pew!

    Church fan up.

    I love this post on so many levels.

    This is a public service announcement.

    LOVE IT!

    p.s. can you look up google maps for me? (wink, wink)

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  3. I do it when I feel up to it. Sometimes the thought of opening my mouth to speak is too much. Sometimes the thought of scooting over to get to the laptop is too much. But lately I only do it if I have something to say and feel up to it.

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  4. i always have time in fact folk ask me how do i have the time to do what i do

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  5. Whew. Had to come back and rock some more in the church pew.

    You preachin' today! :)

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  6. Love this post! I email and text all the time! I'm bad at phone calls :-(!

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  7. OMG I think you just described me! What's funny though is I literally thought about this yesterday and started trying to change that already. Thank you for putting into words, what I needed to see about myself. Bonita

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  8. This is my first time here, but what a great post. It saddens me that while we have more means for keeping in touch (emails/text, etc) it truly seems most of us do less of it. I am working on that myself.

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