Time is that precious resource with supreme equality.
Everyone rich or poor, healthy or sick, smart or dumb, young or old, receives the same amount of time each day.
Everyone person is granted twenty-four hours each day.
It’s up to each of us to determine how we will use our time each day.
Sometimes we invest our time.
Sometimes we use our time.
Sometimes we waste our time.
Sometimes we kill time.
Ultimately the way we use or invest our time will determine the quality of life we enjoy.
Benjamin Franklin said, “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
We all know life is precious.
Yet, at times, I find that I want to rush the process.
I want to get things accomplished in a quicker time frame than makes sense.
A simple example of this involves my love of brownies.
My favorite brownies are the ones made with dark chocolate.
Additionally, I love chocolate chips in my brownies.
Right now, thinking of the delectable chocolatey goodness of brownies makes my mouth water.
I love pouring the brownie batter into a cake pan and inserting the brownie batter into the oven.
In about twenty minutes, the aroma of freshly baked brownie fills my kitchen.
It usually takes 35 minutes for my batch of brownies to bake, and I wait patiently for my brownies to be baked to perfection.
It’s agonizing waiting for the brownie batter to bake in the oven.
As soon as I open the brownie box, I’m already envisioning how wonderful the brownies will taste with a tall glass of whole milk.
Brownies and milk are my favorite dessert.
The only thing close to the treat of brownies and milk is the treat of chocolate chip cookies and milk.
Notice how chocolate is an important ingredient in each of my favorite desserts.
To make things even better, I love to eat my brownies shortly after they are baked, thus preserving the warm gooeyness of freshly baked brownies.
Life doesn’t get much better than that.
It takes time for the brownies to bake to perfection.
Once my mother made microwave brownies.
They weren’t the same.
If I’m going to indulge in brownies, I want them baked in a proper oven.
I’ve noticed as I’ve added years to my life that I’ve become more patient in some areas of my life.
Conversely, I’ve become less patient in other areas of my life.
When I’ve become more patient, I acknowledge that it will take a certain amount of time for something to be completed properly.
If I want delectable brownies, I enjoy indulging in; I know it is going to take 35 minutes to bake the brownies.
There’s no shortcutting the time it takes for those brownies to bake.
If I’m ok with allowing the brownie baking process to run its course, why do I become impatient with the time it takes other things to run their course?
Part of the answer boils down to a lack of knowledge.
The other part of the answer comes with a lack of patience.
It’s important to allow things to take an adequate amount of time.