Saturday, 5 December 2015
With faith and trust one gives you a precious gift, that valuable precious gift is their time and attention. And it is an amazing feeling to give this gift to people and activities you cherish the most. Yet many of us take the other person for granted. We all have a great ability to abuse another person’s time and attention by ignoring them.
You can always make more money to buy things and indulge in food, wine, clothes or followers on social media. But time and attention is an extremely rare gem. Many of us have forgotten the idea and value of giving and receiving of time and attention. We tell others we are busy, cannot talk or have no time to meet up (our pathetic excuses are endless); a wonderful ability we have in ignoring someone who requests for some of your time. It is ironic nowadays we have no time to send a WhatsApp message but we have the time to see the message and not respond.
With great convenience we forget that the most the precious gift someone gives you is his or her time and attention. When you give someone your time and attention, you actually give a portion of your life that you will never get back. Our time and attention is our life and this is a precious gift to be given or shared with others. In life, it is virtually impossible to recapture this.
“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can't make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. It is not enough to just say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless. "My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action." Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is "T-I-M-E.” - Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
Time and attention will not always be there waiting for you. Maybe it is about time you recognise and share your most precious gift.
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