Our most precious commodity that we have, i believe, is time.
I was reading a beautiful story of how a couple had sold their house and are on a one year adventure with their children.
They said the most important thing in life is time:
Nine months in, and while we still don’t know if we are doing the right thing, it certainly feels right in lots of ways. We are very happy, active and healthy – and we are very appreciative of the time we are having together.
Of course, it doesn’t fit with the societal norm and not everybody could nor should do what we are doing, but sometimes you just have to go with your gut instinct, do what feels right – or at least give it a try – even if it means challenging the status quo and potentially sticking your neck out.
In some ways and on some days our journey is full of uncertainty and risk – particularly in financial terms. We don’t know what the future will bring us – but then no-one does really. You see, there are no guarantees in life, except for one thing – that one day time will eventually run out.
And, I believe it’s at this time in our lives, when we breathe no more, that our success or failure will ultimately be judged; not in terms of what we have acquired in life, but how wisely we have spent the most valuable resource we have at our disposal – time.
During my time working in Guernsey, i found that i had a lot of spare time because i had no long commutes home each day. Whilst the daily commute can seem a grind for some people, that time can be used constructively.
What would you do with that time?
Enjoy the weekend!