|life on the Island|
I Don’t Know.
I wish you could just go to the Dollar Giant and buy a bag of time. I will never, ever have enough time to do what is that I would like to accomplish in this life. Never. Ever. I am starting to come to terms with that and as I do I have checked Playing a Musical Instrument off on my list of Things It’s Okay Not To Do Before I Die.
I’m good with it now. I’ve kind of narrowed it down to merely improving anything that I am already capable of doing and would like to get better at, because I am actually running out of time. As in I will die one day and I have hardly made a dint in the list of Thing I Really, Really Want To Do. Except learning Italian, which I have given myself a lofty three to five years to learn. And running the universe, but I don’t actually think that job is up for grabs.
I digress. What to do when you don’t have enough time. I actually don’t know. Being an in the moment kind of person, I just retreat into smaller and smaller moments until I feel like I can handle that which is in front of me. When I am reduced to thinking in five minute increments, then I start to get a little concerned about my bubble.
Really we will never actually have enough time if we take our mission on this earth seriously. So I think for most of us it is simply a matter of learning how to live with not enough time to do everything. I guess that means learning to prioritize one’s life.
Here is a short, random selection of things I have come to believe that God Almighty is not going to judge me on:
Matching my children’s clothing
Buying organic meat
Growing my own vegetables
How cute I am
And here, my friends, is a short, random selection of things I think may matter a great deal on my particular judgement.
How well I love and obey God
How I treat everyone around me
UH. That covers quite a lot. What a short list!
Note to self: remember that my family members are an important subset of “everyone around me.”