Today’s Inspiration: Your Time and Energy is a Gift
I read Michelle Obama’s autobiography Becoming earlier this summer and remember this sentence she wrote about her father: “Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.”
It’s such an interesting thought, because I never saw people’s presence as a “gift.” It dawned on me that the limited time and energy we all have on this Earth meant to a certain extent, we need to choose wisely when it comes to who we share our time and energy with. When you’re grabbing McDonald’s with a friend, you’re not only receiving the gift of food, but also the gift of your friend’s time, laughter, and presence.
Realize that you have a choice in who you want to share the gift of your presence. If someone isn’t worthy of these gifts, find someone else who will appreciate them more. And when you do, you’ll be glad you made that change for yourself.
Thanks to @anxiety_wellbeing for the graphics!