By: Dawn Thompson
I always knew that time was precious, but never quite realized how valuable it really was. Now, I’m not just talking about time in general. I realize my time is valuable in terms of which activities I choose to fill my days with. But what about the minutes within that time range? How can I make the most of every minute and does it really matter?
Today, I decided to get a cup of coffee before school. Classes started at 9:00 AM and I had more than 45 minutes. Since school is less than 5 minutes from me, I had plenty of time. Plus, I really wanted a coffee :) The only thing that occurred to me on the way to the coffee shop was that I may not get the best parking spot for school. But, I reasoned, how much of a difference can it really make?
I pondered the thought for a while as I walked about a quarter of a mile further than I usually have to trek. I was amazed at how much of a difference 8 minutes made; not just before school but afterward too.
I began to think that I were to do this everyday, by the end of the week I would have wasted 40 minutes in driving time. Then, I thought about extra time spent walking and how that would not have been a waste. By doing this, I would actually force myself to exercise more, which I have not been able to find the time to do lately. It’s funny to think that by wasting time, we can actually FIND time if we really look for it. How neat is that?!