Sunday, April 15, 2012

Time is Love

We all get 24 hours in a days in a week...52 weeks in a year.

Time is the great equalizer, the level playing field.

The difference is in how we choose to spend our time and who we spend it with.

I've always believed that you're guilty by association and that you are what you focus on.

Is it your smart phone?  facebook?  Work?  The couch?  Your past?  Your future?  Your body?  Your soul?  Your kids?  Your wife?

I'm not a huge fan of the term "quality time."  Because in my mind and certainly in the minds of my children, time is time.  If you're with me and your engaged...I want as much of that as I can get.  I don't want trips to restaurants, gifts, or a big house.  I want you.  I want your time.

This summer, we're taking our kids on a family vacation to Colorado.  It's our first trek and we're very excited.  I've heard all kinds of cool things about Rocky Mountain National, we're counting down the days until we get to hike, cycle, fish, and play.  It won't involve a theme park.  We won't be bringing home any prizes or t-shirts.  But it will be seven days of time spent together.

In the end, the greatest gift that we can give to those we love is ourselves.  That's all any of us really wants, right?  A phone call, a card, a coffee chat, a conversation where you look at me, I look at you and we know that this space is ours.  Time is love.

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