Investing in Your Priorities
Some blogs I have planned days or weeks in advance. Sometimes the topic presents itself at the last minute...those are usually the most impactful, at least for me.
I heard something today that hit me between the eyes:
A house is a structure. A home is relationships. We have our priorities backwards. We'll spend $1000 to build a deck on our house, but we won't spend $100 to go to a counseling session to improve our home.
Relationships. Both at home and at work, how much are you investing in the people in your life? Are you spending your money on structures or on relationships? Are you spending your time accomplishing tasks or connecting with people? My nature is to be task oriented, so I gravitate to accomplishing rather than connecting. I need to work on that.
Sometimes we go through seasons when structures or tasks necessarily take priority: building a home or orienting to a new job. If we aren't careful, those seasons can become a lifestyle. We get in a rut without even realizing it. We get used to staying at work a few extra hours, then one day we realize we haven't been home for dinner in three months.
This blog is about balance. Balance is about priorities. Mine need some work. How about yours?
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. --Robert Brault