Trying to cover all the bases between work, school, bills, paying bills, filling the car, making dinner…. the list goes on and on! Then one day someone asks for a favor and after long consideration the decision is made the time can be sparingly subtracted from the schedule. Due to a relative needing surgery in another state, assistance was needed to care for their animals. When asked, the challenge was accepted, and the two kids were tossed into the car and our next eleven days were dedicated to serving someone else. It wasn’t until later that the real lesson was revealed, as the one donating time was the one benefiting the most from the self-realization.
After careful consideration of the most basic fundamentals of animal behavior, an obvious realization is made of human behavior. Why do teenagers become sexually active? In reflecting on a teenaged period of a straight-A student, everything going for her, to someone who seemingly has no moral values immediately following an emotional separation from her family, it is undeniably clear.
Sometimes a change of scenery is all that it takes to stop and take notice of the obvious. And no matter how many people try to steer, demand, or sway someone, there are those lessons that need to be born from within oneself in time.
When the reality sets in that the time subtracted is actually added to your life, is this time appreciated? Is gratitude granted? It should be.