Your Time’s Worth

Shaun and I have been focusing on this lately. It has become important to us to make sure we are filling our time with things we really care about. Over the past few weeks, we have learned how precious time is and you never know when you won’t have anymore. So, you need to fill that time with things that are meaningful.

Currently, my dad is in the hospital. This event made me realize that he is getting up there in age, and any day he could be out of time. We haven’t always had the best relationship, but it is time to forgive him for past events. I need to start spending more time with both of my parents before I regret not having enough time with them. One of my proudest things, is not regretting much but I can see it being a harder thing to accomplish as I get older. I have a big family, and it makes me realize I didn’t sped enough time with most of them. Some have now moved on in the world, but there are still the ones that are here that I can make an effort to see.

Another way to look at this, is what do you want to spend your time doing? Do you want to fill it with working overtime, so you can go out to the casino and lose it all? You need to start thinking about what are things that truly make you happy in life. I would hope it is spending time with the ones you love. In which case, you could hold off on working that overtime, and go hang out with your family. As long as your basic needs are covered, do you actually need that extra money?

I don’t have kids yet, so I want to make sure my parents are healthy to meet those kids whenever I have them. One thing I plan on trying to do more, is to work less overtime and go hang out with my parents. I’m not going to just go hang out with them, I want to make sure they are being healthy. While I am visiting my dad, I want to see that he is keeping his house cleaned and drinking water. While I visit my mom, I want to show her how to do some exercises that she can do at home. Now, I am killing two birds with one stone, I’m visiting my parents and keeping healthy.

It may sound like a lot of work, but we should make sure that the people that took care of us are now taken care of themselves. I want my time to be filled with hanging out with them while they are still here. I don’t want to have another near death experience where I have to worry if I hung out with them enough. No matter what it will never be easy when my parents decide to lave this Earth, but I can do many things that will make it easier for me when they do.

Break down your life on what is most important to you. Then, think about ways that you can change it to fill it with those items that are important to you. An extra $50 on your paycheck most likely will not make or break your life. But regretting things can hurt you for a long time.

From Your Life Tutor


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