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Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

- H. Jackson Brown

I was thinking about this, that we have the same amount of hours. It is sooo true. But we also have things that make our lives easier. Like washers and dryers and dishwashers. But on the other hand, we have too many distractions. LIke television, computer, full-time jobs, volunteer projects.

Does it even out or do all the things that make our life easier just give us more time for the distractions?

I believe that if I didn't have a computer or tv that I would have so much time for everything. IT IS TIME TO STOP THE DISTRACTIONS AND GET GOING ON WHAT I NEED TO DO!
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    I agree. We have enough time. It is fine to have a routine and work getting everything that needs doing into it... often we end up doing things way more than necessary. We get into a routine of wearing a different outfit every day so we need to do laundry more often... we eat a more diverse menu so we have to shop more often. It seems like when we are doing a renovation or on a canoe trip or doing a project for church or the community it is those little "routines" that we end up giving up. And from my experience they really didn't matter much. A week later or month later was I even thinking about what I wore or ate? When we go canoeing we only take a minimum of clothes that fit into a barrel and when we are renovating we tend to eat leftovers, sandwhiches and soup. When I was younger we didn't shower every day and there were only 2 stations on the TV (mostly uninteresting programs). Laundry was done in a spin washer so you only washed things when they were dirty. I do enjoy my computer and my favorite TV shows and all my "things" but it makes me wonder about living a simpler, more spontaneous life more often because it feels so good to do the things I love with the people I care about most.
    4577 days ago
    So true....... all the reasons I can come up with are either laziness or procrastination, both of which are unacceptable. Thanks for reminding me.
    4581 days ago
    Yeah but did they have a 45 min. commute!? :-P Just in a mood today thinking of all I could do with that extra hour and half. That could be a lot of gym time! Grr.

    But it's a good thought... we all have the same amount of hours in a day and should be inspired by those that do so much with their time!
    4581 days ago
    I find that we all pretty much find the time to do what is most important to us. Sure, we get distracted, and it might be easier without the distractions, but in the end, I do what I want to do.

    If I spend too much time at my computer or in front of the tube, it's because I don't want the other things in my life as much as I want that time to lose myself in the computer or the TV program.

    Maybe I'm too hard on myself thinking that way, but then, that's me!
    4582 days ago
    I love the froggy too. It looks like a wizard that got turned into a frog. Maybe he was on the computer too long LOL. We would probably be a lot thinner and healthier if we didn't have all the conveniences but would we know as much. With all the things we learn on the computer and from watching television, and seeing places we could not see, it is so much fun. Have a great day.
    4582 days ago
  • NATTSO78
    I love this quote - simplicity is key - I'd love to go back to the time before computers & whatnot - life's too short for all of these little annoyances that are suppose to make our lives easier - (warning: rant!) - Now they have devices you attach to your computer so you can get a signal from anywhere, so the people that work from home or always on the computer can be expected to work from anywhere and contacted at any time! it's ridiculous! Aye....computers...how I love/hate thee!
    4582 days ago
    But if I didn't have a computer, I couldn't Spark! E-gads!!!!

    I do hear you, though.....you make an excellent point!

    Have a great day and I love your froggie witch background!

    4582 days ago
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