G is for give the gift of time.
“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.“ ~ Rick Warren
I don’t think any of us take an inventory of our time commitments and decide, “I should do something with all this extra time I have on my hands. I should make more commitments!” Giving the gift of time comes from a place in our hearts – a little voice that suggests we might make a difference someplace.
My sisters and I each have had a little voice that urged us on encouraging us to carve out a gift of time for causes near and dear to us.
Karen’s gift of time is devoted to teaching English to some of her Chinese friends. Enjoying the blessings of technology, she Skypes and shares her faith and skill set. She has created bonds of friendship and serves with joy.
Kat checked out her 24-hour schedule and realized that she had only used up 23 hours – she could offer the gift of time. : ) She represents children in need as their Guardian ad Litem. Can’t you just imagine how lucky these kids feel to have this positive, strong, incredible woman on their side?
After the Mr. got a kidney from our son-my little voice virtually screamed for me to examine how I was using the resource of time. I have volunteered for the National Kidney Foundation for 6 years-assisting in screenings to detect the early onset of chronic kidney disease. I have traveled thousands of miles, met hundreds of volunteers and participants, and have gained knowledge, deep and abiding friendships and gratitude for the blessings of transplantation. I feel blessed by the association with NKF.
Sisters, where has your little voice encouraged to go and give the gift of time?