After I shop for groceries at Publix, I always love looking at the bottom my receipt where it shows me how much money I saved by buying BOGOs and items on sale. If I’ve saved anything over $20, I’m always quite impressed with myself. (This is what 30 looks like, kids.)
I was looking at my receipt the other day and I had the thought, “What if I received a receipt of my year?” I wish we’d get a receipt every year that showed us what we spent not just our money on, but our time as well.
Or maybe I’m glad we don’t get receipts showing how I spent my time and money. Maybe it would be too depressing to see it all laid out in front of us.
If someone handed you a receipt of your year, what would you have on it? Do you think you’d be proud of how you spent your time, energy and money?
So many people are unhappy with their lives, or feel like their lives are incomplete or stuck, and yet we don’t take the time to really assess what we are doing. We never change anything but wonder why we can’t break through.
How can we expect different results when we just repeat our processes?
Don’t say you don’t have time to work on your education or better your career and then tell us about every show and movie on Netflix we have to watch.
Don’t say you can’t find a good man and then tell us how you live the same weekend over and over again in the same places with the same types of people.
What does your year receipt look like?
Have you invested in a new skill? Have you invested in a new project? Have you invested in anyone else?
Are you going to end this year the same way last year ended? God, save us from the monotonous lives focussed on stuff that doesn’t last.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
I heard somewhere that time is never spent, it is only invested.
Let’s invest in stuff that matters. Let’s change up the routine.