Friday, December 18, 2009

The Greatest Gift

It's that time of year again. People are rushing around looking for just the right gift.

But the greatest gift of all is time.



You can't buy time. But you can give it.



And you can receive it.



Taking time to be with someone, to listen to them, to share with them, to just be with them is the greatest gift.



And it is what people remember years from now. Time spent with another at a ball game or a park or going for a walk or just sitting together saying nothing.



Don't let it slip through your fingers. Enjoy your time and share your time with others.



You will be glad you did. After all, we only have so much time on this earth. And no matter how rich you are, you can't buy another minute of it.

Thanks for stopping by.

12 comments:

Maureen said...

Nice, lovely sentiment.

Jo said...

Oh, Russell, that is so true. Time is the best thing we can give someone.

"If I could save time in a bottle,
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away,
Just to spend them with you."


... "Time in a Bottle", Jim Croce

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent post Russell----you gave us all time--time to think.
When I was a young married I had a neighbor who have 4 babies under 5yrs old and a not so nice husband. I used to visit her and one day while we were visiting, sitting on the couch she fell asleep. I just sat there with her. When she woke up she said that was the nicest thing anybody ever gave her---the time to sleep and still be there with her. I have never forgotten that and always have tried to have time for others. MB

Hilary said...

Some of my best blogging time is spent right here reading your words and looking over your farm photos. I hope you spend much time with someone you love this holiday.

Pam Dyson, MA, PLPC said...

I enjoyed your heartfelt sentiments.

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