too hot!", "It’s too cold!";
"I’m busy", "Not free".
Our capacity for creating excuses is unlimited.
We often put things off until tomorrow, instead
of doing them while they are fresh in mind and
when it would be easier to do them. The old
proverb: "A stitch in time saves nine’,
is still true; for those who might not understand
its meaning, it means, literally, that a small
tear in a garment might be easily mended when
first noticed, but if postponed, it might get
worse, until it requires much work to repair
is another example: Upon receiving a letter
from a friend, many people put off replying
until later, but other things come to mind,
and the reply is forgotten. Later—often
much later—it again comes to mind to answer
the letter, but it entails apologizing and making
excuses, which are often untrue and insincere.
If, however, we cultivated a habit—and
it is a habit, just like leaving things ‘until
later’ is a habit—of replying promptly
to letters, we would find it much easier than
we think it is, and it need not require much
of us complain about how hectic life is, and
of how little time they have. Again, it is a
matter of knowing how to budget and manage one’s
time. Instead of allowing others to dictate
to us how to live our lives, should we not decide
for ourselves what, within reason, we want to
do? It is not, as many people say, that "Time
is Money". Time is more important than
money. Time is Life!