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Time: the invisable resource

 
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg     
 
Welcome to Thrifty Living Today. A special way of life for the Twenty-first Century. 

My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.
 
What did you do today? A simple question, isn't it? But I am serious. What did you do today? Was your time occupied by a rushed breakfast, travel to work, a day spent doing what you have been trained to do? Was this followed by travel home and, at last, resting on a chair and trying to clear your head?
 
Do you ever think about how you spend your time and whether there are other opportunities or strategies out there?
 
Time is one of your most important resources
 
Brainy Quote, a web site, lists thoughtful quotes on this topic. Let's explore some of them.
 
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson
 
 
Who decides if someone is wasting time? Hopefully it is the person involved and not a bystander. Everyone needs time for rest and contemplation.

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

Friedrich Schiller
 
 
Life is full of opportunities and people are presented with a lot of choices. We think, we consider, then decide how to proceed.
 
Sometimes this works out well. At other times, in retrospect, we wish we had gone another direction. 

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin 

What opportunities might we have had if we followed a different path. We hear comments, "if only I had studied more while in school," "if only I had moved to another place," "if only I had saved more money, used my credit card less, and worked more, I would be in a different situation today."

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
Charles Caleb Colton
 
 
It is amazing what can be done. A young mother can take a look at her cupboards and refrigerator and plan frugal meals. A homeowner with a lawn can turn on the sprinkler, keeping the grass in good condition.
 
Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
William Gibson 
 
 
As we grow older, we tend to reflect on who we are and what we have done. We remember those who helped us and those who did not. Did we appreciate this at the time? Did we thank them?
 
As a young married person with a small income, I thought we needed every dollar we made. I had an Aunt who felt a need to educate me on the finer points of saving and how a particular fund worked. In the end, to stop her telephone calls, I looked into it and signed up. Years later, I took out money from this fund for the down payment on our house. Did I ever thank her? I sincerely hope so. I honestly can't remember.

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.
Michael LeBoeuf
 
 
Why am I writing about time?  It is just this. I truly feel it is a gift we can use it to our advantage  
 
Lori Blatzheim is a wife, mother, nurse, writer, and thrift advocate. She knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced the benefits. 

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