Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Your money or your time?

Happy New Year y'all!

2010 is here.

Like play like play - my 20s are passing by oh!

Oooh, which reminds me, I went into a car rental (I'm vacationing in the States) and enthusiastically announced that I'd like a car. The attendant obviously forgetting all the training that was laboriously bestowed on him gives me a side glance and blurts out: "Are you 21?"

What? My sweetheart and my dad both chuckle beside me and I gleefully retort to the attendant that I am in fact several years older. Yes ke!

Now there was a time when I'd be genuinely upset at that slip up, but not this time - does that mean that I am becoming age conscious?! Well even if so, I still don't feel my age at all sha.

On the subject of time, let's continue the very important and juicy gist of my previous post:

My sweetheart says that his greatest gifts in life are time and love. Ofcourse I understand the love part but thought it odd that he would lump ‘time’ in the category of greatest gifts.

But it makes sense because My time is my life. A minute is not just another minute, it’s a fraction of my life passing by. Never to be recalled. Time is a resource but it’s also a gift, because we only have a certain amount of it. We can’t create it. The only people who no longer have time are those who are no longer alive!

So can I say that in cherishing my time, I’m cherishing my life? And when I waste time not doing anything or doing something that isn’t adding value, can I say I’m wasting my life away? Or is this too drastic a statement?

If given a choice, what would you rather part with: your money or your time?

And if so, what would it depend on?

9 comments:

  1. Wow, look how you start off the year with a bang. I love what you wrote about time. I had made a goal to waste less time, and this goal was brought on by the fact that I noticed that many of the people I admire seem to have less "free" time than I do, yet they manage to do so much in their 24 hours. This entry just reinforces that idea; I especially love this part of your entry:

    So can I say that in cherishing my time, I’m cherishing my life? And when I waste time not doing anything or doing something that isn’t adding value, can I say I’m wasting my life away? Or is this too drastic a statement?

    I personally don't think you're being too strong with that statement, especially when I think of how much of my life I feel I have wasted.

    Thank you and Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year o my sister, longest time you blogged. I love this post, money can't buy happiness but time is precious. This year, my time counts and with family peeps especially my hubby. Thanks for sharing, have fun in the states while you can...Cheers!

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  5. Well, i believe your sweetheart. Time and love are indeed great gifts.And i believe wasting one's time is wasting one's life. And life is damned too short.
    My name is Lily, a fellow Naija babe. Check me out when you have the time.Take care!

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  6. Hello Happy New Year. Hope you're fine.

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  7. So it's been a few years since you moved back. Are your plans to remain in 9ja permanently? And is your sweetheart based in Yankee (just curious)...cuz that could change things, abi?

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  8. @yankeenaijababe,
    @GNG, happy new year and thanks for the feedback!

    @yankeenaijababe, the states was lots of fun;)

    @david, thanks, looking forward to writing more too!

    @lily johnson, hi dear, nice to meet you

    @aloofar, happy New year ;)

    @Kilishi Diaries, yes, I've been here for about 2.5 years. Life is all about change- Don't know where I will eventually sink my roots, but naija is my home. Sweetheart is based here :)

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  9. @yankeenaijababe,
    @GNG, happy new year and thanks for the feedback!

    @yankeenaijababe, the states was lots of fun;)

    @david, thanks, looking forward to writing more too!

    @lily johnson, hi dear, nice to meet you

    @aloofar, happy New year ;)

    @Kilishi Diaries, yes, I've been here for about 2.5 years. Life is all about change- Don't know where I will eventually sink my roots, but naija is my home. Sweetheart is based here :)

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