too hot!", "Itís too cold!"; "Iím busy",
"Not free". Our capacity for creating excuses is unlimited. We
often put things off until tomorrow, instead of doing them while they
are fresh in mind and when it would be easier to do them. The old
proverb: "A stitch in time saves nineí, is still true; for those
who might not understand its meaning, it means, literally, that a small
tear in a garment might be easily mended when first noticed, but if
postponed, it might get worse, until it requires much work to repair it.
is another example: Upon receiving a letter from a friend, many people
put off replying until later, but other things come to mind, and the
reply is forgotten. Lateróoften much lateróit again comes to mind to answer the letter, but it entails apologizing
and making excuses, which are often untrue and insincere. If, however,
we cultivated a habitóand it is a habit,
just like leaving things Ďuntil laterí is a habitóof replying promptly to letters, we would find it much easier than we
think it is, and it need not require much time, either.
of us complain about how hectic life is, and of how little time they
have. Again, it is a matter of knowing how to budget and manage oneís
time. Instead of allowing others to dictate to us how to live our lives,
should we not decide for ourselves what, within reason, we want to do?
It is not, as many people say, that "Time is Money". Time is
more important than money. Time is Life!