We all know a lot about time. We know how many minutes in an hour, how many hours in a day, days in a month and so forth. We know time can move real fast and other times it can move excruciatingly slow. We know we only have a certain amount of time on this earth. And we know we don’t know how much time we have left.
Most of us would like more time to do the things we really want to do. I think most people would opt for making the same amount of money and working less hours. While some might take the offer and have more free time, others would choose to spend the time working more. There is no right or wrong way to spend your time, unless you are spending it focused on hurting others.
It has not escaped notice that people in the Scandinavian countries like their lives much more than people in the United States. We don’t like to admit it, especially in political years, but pretty much on all counts about quality of life they are enjoying their time more than we are. One of those countries is now moving to a four day work week. It will be interesting to see if that raises their enjoyment of life even more. One might suspect so.
Regardless of where you live and how you think about your life, we all have only so much of it and it pays us to make the best of it that we can. Regardless of how life has turned out and how you think it is going to continue, it behooves you right now to invest some time in making your life better.
I don’t know what would make your life better, but chances are you do. Sure, winning the lottery would help a lot of people, but while you're buying a ticket and keeping that hope alive, let’s see if we can get you to take one small step for your own humankind. Why not practice one of those random acts of kindness on you? While we all can dream about big things that could change our life in dramatic ways, it is more likely that the small step you take today will actually make a difference.
Many of us know the Laozi quote about the journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step. It is that first step that begets the second and gets you on your way. Yes, we take two steps forward and one step back. And yes, the journey is often not all we wish it would be. But, the time we have to journey is limited and if you can't motivate yourself to make it better reach out to someone who can help you. If you don't know who that could be, ask. If you can't think of who to ask, google help. You will get over seven million responses. One of them ought to be able to make a difference and in googling "help" you have taken that first step.