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Using our time wisely

I don’t have any quotes from a General Authority to share, but I do have a quote to share from my wife (who in my life carries as much or more influence as the GAs). A couple of weeks ago in Sunday School we were talking about King Benjamin and his admonition to serve others. The teacher got a discussion going about having time for service, and how hard it can be. Among the comments made, my wife said the following:

“If we use our time properly, the things that don’t matter will fall out of the way or we’ll find a way to get things done. We won’t feel like we’re busy. If we find that we are busy, it is because we are focusing on the wrong things.”

I think that is one of the most profound things she has ever said, and I totally agree. If I feel myself getting bogged down with things, it is almost always because I am focused on things that don’t really matter. On the other hand, I can have a really “busy” week of Church things (my wife out on a Tuesday for a Relief Society activity, my wife out Wednesday for a YW activity, my teaching Institute on Wednesday, Ward Temple Night on a Thursday, etc), but it doesn’t feel busy. It just feels like life, and it is a good life.

Time Quotations

I have a friend who is really into quotations. In fact, he even self-published a book of quotes. I’m not really into that sort of thing, but I do appreciate a good thought-provoking quote. The other day I saw on Digg a link to some good quotes that have to do with time. You can visit the site to see them all, but a sample is below:

  • There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.
  • Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
  • Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.