BLOG 178—YOUR TIME

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
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INTRO TO THIS WEEK
Yes, time goes on. Seems that Fridays come so quickly each week. But, that is something that can’t be controlled. Time is important, do you spend your time right?

As you know, Beth and I have a new life together to spend as we want. Because we are both about age 63, we know we have limited time left in which to spend our time. We have much planned, but human life comes to an end. We strive to live in joy the rest of the time we have left together.

That last paragraph reminds me of a song.
Do you know?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7TANPFMf1k

You always have that choice for your life, too.
Choose to spend your time left to you how YOU want.

We can’t control it, time goes on all the time. Because of my accident and 37-day coma, much time was taken away from me. I’ve had to learn to adjust and use time in better ways. I am hoping that the words below will help you control your time better.

From my book series, Beyond Your Potential >>

You control your time, never let time control you!

The Cost of Time
• What’s time worth to you?
• Do you squander time?
• Do you analyze your life and see how you are spending your time?
Time certainly is more valuable than money. Time is a resource that everyone is given equally, yet why is it that some people have more time than others? Time is often more precious than money, we must use it well. We can’t deposit time into a bank like we can money. We can only spend time.

How Do You Spend Your Time?
Be careful how you spend the time you are allotted. Wasting time is such a massive mistake, you must control how you spend this time you have. Pack your day with productive tasks, phone calls, and interactions with others that will have rewarding results for you.

Moment to moment.
Every moment of your life you have to analyze and ask yourself if you might be wasting time. Are you making time to bring joy into your life? What about relaxing, socializing, and playing? Balance is key. Examine how you use the time you have.

Careful.
Be more cautious with how you spend your time. Arrange for business meetings at mealtimes. Make phone calls when you’re having your hair cut, waiting to see a doctor, or getting your nails done. Listen to motivational or how-to recordings when you are driving. Really examine your life to see where you could “make” more time.

DO IT NOW!
If you have a task to do
Do it now
Today the skies are bright and blue
So do what you have to do
Yesterday is not for you
Do it now
If you have to juggle
Juggle now
Tomorrow may not work
Throw things like you’re in a cirque
You must, you must, like a Turk
Juggle now
If you have a song to sing
Sing it now
Let the sounds of gladness ring
Clear as the song of a bird in spring
Let every moment some music bring
Sing it now
If you have pleasant words to say
Say them now
Tomorrow may not come your way
Do kindness while you may
Loved ones will not always stay
Say them now
If you have a smile to show
Bring it on now
Make hearts happy, roses grow
Let the friends around you know
The love you have before they go
Show it now

Time is of the Essence?
Many people tell themselves, “I’ll do it when I have more time.” Each of us has all the time there is (think about those words for a moment). We make time for what’s important to us. If it’s important to you, you will find or make time. Come to think of it, how do you find the time?

Where?
I’ve looked under rocks, in the mountains, in caves at the ocean. I’ve never found time ever in my life. If it isn’t that important to you, don’t lie to yourself and others and say, “I don’t have time.” You just don’t want to fit it into your schedule. We all have time to fill, to get things done, it’s our choice of how we spend the time we have.

How to Spend Time
When we are waiting in line, waiting for a client, waiting for a bus, figure out some projects and tasks that can be worked on during the times while you are waiting. Perhaps work on learning that new language you want to learn while waiting to see a doctor, or read a book that will benefit you, or make those calls you need to make. Break things down into segments of time that you can document.

Time Wasters
People who steal your time – I call them time-wasters. What or who are your time-bandits? People who keep us in a meaningless conversation that never ends, people asking unintelligent questions that don’t stop coming or someone who doesn’t speak coherently and you have to keep asking them to repeat what they are saying.

Pardon me.
You must find a way to pardon yourself and get away from these people. Are you, yourself, a time-waster? Do you spend too much time on the computer looking at trivial websites or reading an email that is of no value, or making personal calls for no reason?

LIFE IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME – ARE YOU KEEPING UP?
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WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.

This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves as well as others.

Inspirational quotes and ideas provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words.

Words have power.
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.

You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!

In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, and to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

Remember, you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind.

Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive and always reaching for advancement.

VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
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I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WORDS INSPIRE YOU >>
“Learn from the past,
set vivid, detailed goals
for the future, and live
in the only moment of
time over which you have
any control: NOW.”
Denis Waitley

Please, let me know how things are turning out for you, my friend.

COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!

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MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
6/25—I’m surprised that, since changing my diet and not eating meat or cheese, my asthma and allergies have not been a problem whatsoever.

Normally I was using my Albuterol Inhaler sometimes a couple of times a day, and a few times a week. Since changing my eating habits I have not had to use my breath freshener (what I call my inhaler) once.

6/26—We are still eating healthier, it is showing. Here is my salsa recipe, have you made some? Very healthy it is.

HOW TO MAKE SUMMERS SALSA:
Use a food processor to mix the following as you then put it all into a 16-quart bowl >>

One 15-ounce can of corn, drained of the juice
One 15-ounce can of black beans, drained of the juice
One large can of peaches drained of the juice
1 tbs of garlic salt
½ cup of diced garlic
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup of lime juice
½ cup of lemon juice
One bundle of cilantro
One jalapeno pepper
1 big red onion
About 15 plum tomatoes

On peaches >>
One 29 ounces can of peaches along with the maple syrup
In the food processor, slightly chop peach into ¼” portions then blend with maple syrup and add into the mix.

On onion >>
Use the food processor to cut the large red onion into ¼” pieces.

On cilantro >>
One two-inch bundle of cilantro
Chop fresh cilantro by hand into about ¼” pieces and add to mix

On jalapeno pepper >>
Chop in the food processor one jalapeno pepper into fine pieces

On Plum Tomatoes >>
Cut about 15 plum tomatoes in the food processor into ¼” pieces and mix them into the brew.

Keep mixing the brew off and on the entire time.

For hot salsa leave out maple syrup and peaches,
add enough habanero Peppers and jalapeno peppers
for the heat you want.

6/27—We are still gathering a lot of food for our stock, are you? I am hearing more and more that food is going to become difficult to obtain. Start saving now for your future.

Also, we have vegetables planted for future eating. Gather and save seeds, and get food together for later. Help other people how you can as often as you can. Need my help, I’m here for you.
Here is Kit juggling small tomatoes from our garden. 

6/28—We voted today, but it was just a simple vote for someone in the district. Looking forward to voting in 2024, time to get Trump back in to get things repaired and right again.

Since I’ve been living with Beth I noticed she did not have a number sign for the house. So today I made a nice-looking one. Now we will never get lost again.


6/29—It’s 40 miles each way, but I found a place that does dental work for low-income people (like me.) I’m hoping they will be able to work on my mouth quickly; getting much done each visit. I will let you know.

6/30—As the world becomes more chaotic, we are planning for that. Currently, we have two vans and a car. We use the car for traveling, it gets the best gas mileage. Bikes and going to be used, too. Are you planning for your future?

Also, seems that we will have to be more careful by putting up a security gate at the entrance to our home. Looking into that now.

7/1—We purchased another bunny today–Clementine. The guy Beth found with the bunny grows them to sell the meat for eating. She wants to save it, I understand. But, what if I get hungry??


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YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>
Shoes off.
Can you move your little toe with your foot flat on the ground?
I can’t.
Can you?
Let me know.
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NEXT BLOG >>
We will be exploring Thurmond Dam next week (oh damn.)

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THIS WEEK, MAKE YOUR LIFE
SOMETHING
THAT YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT!

2 Comments

  1. Larry Z July 1, 2022 Reply

    Magnificent newsletter! You are indeed The Philosopher King!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    Kit July 2, 2022 Reply

    Thanks for your words, Larry!

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