Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011


How many times have you heard this saying in the past? I have seen this phrase many times in a variety of different places including facebook walls to classroom walls. This saying is extremely important, because it reminds us that materialistic objects are not nearly as important as we make them. The things which are the most important in our lives should not be "things" at all!

The most important things in our lives should be the people we are closest to which may be your spouse, children, siblings, parents, or anyone you find dear to your heart. How many times do we take our loved ones for granted? How many times do we put more value on materialistic objects than we put on the people who should matter the most? Sometimes, we strive to buy that perfect car or house, so we work extended hours to make more money to be able to afford such luxuries. Maybe you work two or three jobs using up every spare hour of your days to afford those expensive items that you would otherwise not be able to afford. Meanwhile, our family and friends need to do without us during special events, evenings, or weekends, because we are too busy working to make extra money to buy stuff that will eventually break down or wear out. The most important asset that we can invest is our time to the people who we love and who love us back.

So much valuable time is wasted, because we place more worth on objects than we do our family and friends. Our loved ones become second, third, or fourth in our lives. Now, I totally understand that people need to work in order to make a living in order to support his or her family. However, all your precious time does not have to be devoted to work while your loved ones are sitting back wishing for more time to spend with you. What are your main priorities in life? The most important things in our lives should never be called "things."

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