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When is it Time to do What is Right?

Inage Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  Pastor, Civil Rights Activist


Healthy Living A to Z: T is for Time

You can tell how important something is to you by the amount of time you devote to it. Take a minute to stop and reflect on your values. What do you consider most important? Now look at how you spend your time. Do the two match up?

I know that out of necessity work consumes a great deal of time for most people, but does it consume you as well? Do you still make quality time for family, friends, faith and rest? Do you take the time needed to live a healthy, balanced life? This is not a frantic, over the top workout at the gym squeezed into an already too busy day.

How much of the time you spend on various activities is really necessary to get them done and how much is based on unrealistic expectations and excessive pressure (internal or external) to “succeed” or be perfect? This is one I struggle with and I am sure I’m not alone in this.

Our time here on this earth is limited. It is precious. Spend it wisely.

Celebrating the Small Things: Grocery Shopping at 4 AM

126/365: Late night shopping
126/365: Late night shopping (Photo credit: riekhavoc (caught up?))

One of the good things about being retired is having more control over our schedule.  So if we want to go to the large 24 hour bag your own grocery store at 4AM, why not?

This is not my regular store, but they have a few things I can’t find anywhere else.  During the day, the store is busy and often difficult to navigate.  But at night… it is our own private store.

The drive to the store was quiet and peaceful.  We live in a city, but not a 24 hour city.  Overnight the streets are often deserted.  Not having to face oncoming traffic meant I could drive in the dark.  The weather was cool.  After shopping we went to our favorite restaurant  (open at 5 AM) for breakfast.

Overall I do not enjoy shopping, so turning an unpleasant task into an enjoyable outing is something to celebrate.

Don’t forget to visit the blog hop at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what other people are celebrating.

Celebrating The Small Things: Time

Beauty in a Dying Tree Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Beauty in a Dying Tree Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

To be honest, when Bob lost his job before he was planning to retire I was not happy.  But now I am glad he decided to accept what happened and not fight a wrongful termination.  I can see we were really given a gift.  The gift of time.  Time to sit and talk to each other.  Time to work together.  Time to go to the movies on a weekday.  Time to go for long walks and wait for good photo opportunities — like todays photo taken in the aftermath of a planned burn in a nature park.  So this week I am celebrating time.

There is a weekly Blog Hop at Scribblings of an Aspiring Writer called Celebrate the Small Things. I like the idea, so on Fridays I will write a blog post about one small thing worth celebrating during the week.

What small things are you celebrating?