Love Is How You Spend Your Time

September 13th, 2010

I was at someone’s home the other day and inscribed on their bathroom wall was this expression, “Love is how you spend your time.” In this very hectic life we lead where we are all so busy, have you ever asked yourself whether you love what you’re doing?

How about right this minute?

Take a moment and consider how you spend your time.  Are you spending your time doing what you love?

No worries – just notice what’s true right now.

Permission to be right where you are granted.

In fact, here’s a blank permission slip to do whatever you want  – and hopefully, that will be something you love to do.

As for me, I do my best to live by this mantra.  Love IS how I spend my time and here are a couple examples.

  • I love God – I spend some time every day meditating or walking with the prince of peace in some way
  • I love my dogs – I spend time with them every day.
  • I love writing – I spend some time writing and reflecting most days.
  • I love moving my body – I either walk, exercise,  or do yoga
  • I love my kids and my close friend Donna – I talk to each of them most days

These things are my prescriptions for well being.  They work like a charm to infuse my life with meaning, purpose and connection.  When I don’t do some combination of them for more than 24 hours, I can feel the effects.

Love is how I spend my time.

I’d love to hear how you spend your time?  What makes you well keeps you well.  What’s your prescription for well being?

3 Responses to “Love Is How You Spend Your Time”

  1. Maryann Devine Says:

    Char, thanks so much for sharing this – it feels very timely for me.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about how I spend my time and noticing how I waste time, meaning how much time I spend doing stuff that isn’t nourishing and isn’t even necessary.

    I appreciate hearing how intentionally you align your loves and your time. Something for me to work on.

  2. Char Says:

    Hi Maryann:

    Thank you so much for stopping by.

    You know what I’ve found? I don’t have to work on things like this – I just have to notice what I’m spending time on and ask myself how I feel about it.

    I invite you, if you want, to just sit with the phrase “love is how you spend your time” and let it infuse your life.

  3. NayNay Says:

    I’ve been using this with stuff, too. If I don’t absolutely love it or use it often, it needs to go. Also, this reminds me of ‘if it’s not an absolute yes, it’s a no! Great reminders, Char. Thanks!


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