You have 1440 minutes today! What are you going to do with it?

Isn’t it exciting? We get 24 hours every day to start again. Charlotte Moss says:

Each day you create yourself anew through choice.

Every choice you make today is like an artist adding one more dash of paint to a master piece. So what picture does your choices portray?

This idea is rather intimidating. Because since Friday I have chosen not to work on my research proposal. I have chosen instead to watch television, to eat Easter eggs and to read. And then I beat myself up about it. Because it is also school holiday. Instead of doing proactive work – facing my insecurities about my work and spending quality time with my son – I wasted my time. (Jean Auel’s last Ayla book really was a let-down). My choices thus resulted in a dissatisfied, grumpy, overweight, bad mother.

My son overheard me telling his father that I find people and holidays hard to deal when I’m in this state. He wrote me a letter:

Ek sal jou uitlos (I will leave you alone)
Ek het jou gehoor (I heard you)
Ek sal dit self doen (I’ll do it on my own)

My choices resulted in me hurting his feelings. I’m so glad he did not follow my example. He chose to confront me. He chose to do something about the thing/person that made him feel bad.

No matter which route you take, within 24 hours the day will be over – Sarah Ban Breathnach.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ria
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 20:39:26

    sounds to me like you have done a very good job raising a beautiful son…


    Time you enjoy wasting, is never wasted…

    enjoy both…


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