I’m not a big television watcher. I really don’t have a favorite show and I couldn’t tell you which show comes on when.
Between working full-time, playing chauffeur to the the kids, coordinating everyone’s calendars, cooking, cleaning (occasionally), laundry, college visits and aging parents, who’s got time for t.v?
But this past weekend, I decided to make time for it and take time for it. After all, I work hard, right? So, I decided I’d sit myself down for a much-needed break, find a show on Netflix and binge til my eyeballs dried out.
For two days I sat down and watched a few seasons of a show, went to bed and got up ready to watch some more. Yes, I said seasons, not episodes. It’s fascinating, how you tell yourself you’re just going to watch one more episode, then that episode ends in a cliff hanger, then you’ve just gotta see the next one and before you know it, you’re hooked.
Yesterday, as I sat back down to binge again, each of my youngest kids asked for permission to do things that they’d never asked to do before and we never would have allowed them to do, because we are superprotective. I looked at them long and hard and realized that they weren’t babies anymore and that what each was requesting was actually appropriate for their age.
Then it suddenly hit me that they’d be grown and gone away, before too long, and I didn’t have any more time to spend on the couch. I realized that every moment I spend doing things that are not positively adding to my life, or that of my family, is a moment wasted that I’ll never get back. I realized that I’m going to be an empty nester one day, and I decided that I’d better get off my butt and focus on things that will help me achieve my dreams. And my dreams do not include Netflix.
So, Friends, I ask you…what are you wasting your time on today instead of working to fulfill your dreams? Perhaps its social media or you’re lost in the made up reality of a reality show.
Or maybe you’re wasting your time on a person or people who aren’t positively impacting your life. Or you’re wasting your time feeling guilty about something, or not granting forgiveness to someone.
Whatever you’re wasting your time on, Friends, it’s not too late to kiss it goodbye. Each day brings a new opportunity to be productive and do something great. Grab it by the horns and say “Hey, Gorgeous, you’re the day I’ve been looking for!”
By all means, rest when you need it, but say goodbye to your blessing blockers! Life’s too short to waste time.
Farewell, Netflix! Your plans for my life have been thwarted.
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