Last Saturday, while making a peanut butter and jam sandwich, I washed the knife after putting it into the peanut butter, something I never do. I did it because I did not want to get peanut butter in the jam. It looks gross. But it’s something I have never done, washing the knife that is. Even though I think it is gross to have little bits of brown mixed into my bottle of jam, I just didn’t have time to clean the knife. Saturday, I had time. While I was applying the now-cleaned knife to the jam, I thought about all the other things I didn’t do because I didn’t have time. Some would take less than half a minute and make my life happier but I didn’t have time.
In my hurry to use the washroom, I sometimes neglect to put the toilet seat up. I just don’t have time to put it up but then I have to find time to wipe the seat after I’m done, all because of the time I didn’t have to begin with. How about putting things together like a toy or even a building project? I would forsake reading the directions because you guessed it, I didn’t have time. But after hours of doing it all wrong, I would find time to sit and open up the directions and go over it word by word. Then I would undo all the mistakes I made which I shouldn’t. But I never had time.
Good thing I always find time to hug my wife, kiss the kids and tell them how much I love them because one day, there won’t be any time.